Ch 1: Cell Structure & Organelles Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

These lesson plan outlines and related materials can help you teach your students about cell structures and organelles. These resources will inspire your students' interest in life science can be used to create lessons, homework assignments, classwork, or to help your students prepare for exams.

Cell Structure & Organelles Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Help your students explore the inner working of the cell using the lesson plans and accompanying materials in this chapter. You'll find lesson plan outlines, supplemental lessons, activities and games on organelles, cell structure and the cell membrane that will keep your students interested and help them learn. These resources can form the basis for:

  • Lessons on the function, role and structure of the cell membrane
  • Games, activities and student projects on the cell membrane
  • Classwork or homework assignments on the plasma membrane of the cell
  • Assignments and lessons on cell organelles
  • Activities and games on cell organelles and cell structure

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  • Curriculum standards: Helps you ensure that your lessons on cell structure and organelles are within established curriculum standards for life science.
  • Activities and games: Offers ideas for games and activities related to cell structure and organelles that will engage your students and help them learn.
  • Additional resources : Provides lessons related on cell structure and organelles that you can use as an adjunct to your regular instruction.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning cell structure and organelles lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific cell structure and organelles topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your cell structure and organelles class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related cell structure and organelles lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important cell structure and organelles concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant cell structure and organelles-related discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

15 Lessons in Chapter 1: Cell Structure & Organelles Lesson Plans
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Cell Organelles Lesson Plan

1. Cell Organelles Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is useful for introducing students to the organelles of the cell. During this lesson, students will watch a video, research and create posters for their assigned organelles, and give presentations to the class.

Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

2. Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

This lesson will focus on the major organelles that are found inside eukaryotic cells. It will discuss their structures and functions. The differences in organelles found in plant and animal cells will also be covered.

Cell Organelle Activities & Games

3. Cell Organelle Activities & Games

Most biology classes will spend ample time learning about cells and organelles. This series of activities and games will make learning the vocabulary and function of organelles fun and entertaining.

Plasma Membrane Lesson Plan

4. Plasma Membrane Lesson Plan

The cell membrane can be fun for your students to learn about. They will enjoy watching a video, taking a quiz together as a class, and then completing a group activity as they learn all about the plasma membrane.

Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure

5. Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure

Cells are made of many crucial parts that work together and perform specific functions. In this lesson, you will learn about the plasma membrane of a cell to gain an understanding of its structure and function.

Cell Membrane Lesson Plan

6. Cell Membrane Lesson Plan

What is a cell membrane? An engaging video lesson from explains this and an engaging activity provides students with tools for extra practice.

Cell Membrane: Functions, Role & Structure

7. Cell Membrane: Functions, Role & Structure

You are made up of trillions and trillions of cells, and each one is separated from its surroundings by a cell membrane. Learn about the structure and functions of the cell membrane in this lesson.

Cell Membrane Activities & Games

8. Cell Membrane Activities & Games

As students learn about cell membranes, there's no reason they can't stay engaged and have fun in the process. Here are some ideas for activities and games which help to teach students about cell membranes.

Cell Membrane Projects

9. Cell Membrane Projects

There are lots of creative ways that students can explore cell membranes through the use of projects, from modeling, to songwriting, to game design, and posters. Here are some ideas to get you started in your classroom.

Cell Structure Activities

10. Cell Structure Activities

If you're teaching your students about cells, it's important to discuss cell structure. Use these activities to help your students understand cell structure and how different parts contribute to the cells function.

Cell Brochure Project Ideas

11. Cell Brochure Project Ideas

Cell brochures are a popular way to get students engaged in learning about cells. To keep this project fresh and unique, here are some ideas about different ways to incorporate cell brochures into your classroom.

Unicellular & Multicellular Organism Activities

12. Unicellular & Multicellular Organism Activities

There are many ways to help students understand the similarities and differences between unicellular and multicellular organisms. Sometimes we just need to think beyond the textbook and maybe think outside of the box.

First Day Activities for High School Biology

13. First Day Activities for High School Biology

Use these high school biology activities on the first day of school to engage students in an overview of a few biology concepts. Students can solve puzzles, explore natural cycles, and sort different cell types.

Activities for Bloom's Taxonomy

14. Activities for Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy, an educational model outlining the different levels of learning in a hierarchical fashion, has been used by teachers in classrooms for decades. The activities in this asset will help teachers and students make sense of and apply this taxonomy.

AP Biology Final Project Ideas

15. AP Biology Final Project Ideas

Are your students finishing an AP Biology course? Creating summative projects on biological topics can be a great way to conclude your course. These projects are fun, in-depth learning tools to help consolidate an understanding of AP Biology.

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