Differentiating Cells

Feeling confined by your current cell-teaching strategies? Try an interactive inquiry-based plan! Young cellular biologists explore the different types of cells, plus their structures and functions in a hands-on computer modeling exercise. Use the questions included in the teacher's guide to help fine-tune instruction to a variety of abilities.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a review of plant and animal cells
  • Assess cooperative work as a part of the group presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to download the computer program before executing the lesson
  • Pupils should be familiar with different types of cells and their functions, as well as the properties of specialized cells
Pros

  • Computer-based learning allows scholars of different levels to work at their own pace
  • Teacher's guide includes all the necessary printable materials
  • Individual activities provide ample opportunities to formatively asses individuals' work and provide feedback
Cons

  • None