Cells as Molecular Factories

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Cells are both made of molecules and make molecules all at the same time! An exploratory lesson provides a means for scholars to research the components of cells made of molecules and also investigate the molecule-producing power of cells. Pupils pay special attention to how the parts of the cell work together to accomplish various functions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a lesson presentation from the review materials in the lesson
  • Have pairs complete the student handout independently, researching anything they don't know
Classroom Considerations
  • It is important for learners to have a solid understanding of the components of DNA and the function of cell organelles prior to the lesson
Pros
  • Includes questioning strategies in the teacher's guide
  • Provides options for additional resources on the topic
Cons
  • None