Cell History

While Robert Hooke discovered the cell in 1665, the first cell theory didn't come about until the 1830s. The video explains the discovery of the cell and the scientists involved. It continues to the parts of cell theory and the importance of the microscope. Finally, it covers the characteristics of life. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils label the parts of a microscope in their science journals
  • Discuss the characteristics of life in more detail
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the maturity of your students, as part of the video discusses how looking at sperm under the microscope changed our understanding of cells

  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Graphics highlight the key terms and concepts

  • None
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