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The Bigger the Better?

Updated on 10/13/2016

Activity Overview

In this activity, students calculate the surface area and volume of different shaped cell models. They develop an understanding of the differences in cells and their function

Key Steps

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    Students enter data and perform calculations on lists to calculate the volume and surface area of different sized and shaped cells.

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    Students plot the surface area/volume ratio of cells vs their volume in order to answer questions regarding cell sizes in different animals.