Specialized Cells: Significance and Examples

All cells are created equal, but some go on to do amazing things! Find out more about these super hero cells with a short video from a well-written biology playlist. Topics include specialized plant and animal cells and how cells know to specialize. Each cell type is illustrated to help viewers understand why cell shape is also important.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to extend a lesson about cell types and functions
  • Assign student pairs a specific specialized cell and have them create an informative presentation about it
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be cell-savvy before beginning to learn about specialized cells
Pros

  • Illustrations are cute and entertaining
  • The examples in the video are very meaningful for younger learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core