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  • A Phase Cells Go Through - To learn the steps of the cell division.
  • Acids, Bases and Cells- This an excellent study of how cells will produce buffers to maintain an environment of neutral pH so that their enzymes will not become denatured.
  • Bacteria Wanted Poster- Students will research a bacterial pathogen and produce a wanted poster of the organism.
  • Careers Inside the Cell - Students will illustrate a typical cell and its parts.
  • Cell Analogies - After modeling and practice, the students will determine at least three similarities and differences between plant and animal cells by using their scientific reasoning skills.
  • Cell Analogies Collage- This project challenges students to make original functional analogies between cell structures and everyday objects.
  1. Cell Division and Mitosis- Students will make a slide of onion root tips and observe different phases of mitosis.
  2. Cell Division Part 1 - TSWD the understanding of the terms and process involved with cellular replication.
  3. Cell Division Unit - Class will discuss commonly understood diffusion phenomena in their lives, (e.g., perfume counter at mall, baking bread in oven).
  4. Cell Membrane/Surface Area Demos- Here are some simple, fun, cheap and educational surface area demonstrations to use when you are studying cell membranes.
  5. Cell Organelle WebQuest - The goals of this ninth-grade Biology lesson are for the students to understand plant and animal cells and to acquire technology skills to complete an assigned task.
  6. Cell Size and Division or How Big Would You Want To Be- For all grades: to illustrate the usefulness of models to represent things which are too small (cells or molecules) or too large in science.
  7. Cell Structure and Function- Identify laboratory apparatus like microscopes, slides and coverslips; use the microscopes to view cells and organisms.
  8. Cells, The Structural and Functional Units of Life- Have a working knowledge of the vocabulary applicable to plant and animal cells and the organelles within each cell.
  9. Chemistry of Living Things-
  10. Cranial Creations: The Whole Cell Catalog Chuck Downing "The Whole Cell Catalogue"- Students are asked to create a catalog for something that there may not be a market for yet, the major organelles in a cell.
  11. Diffusion & Osmosis (w/analysis)- This is a three part lab on diffusion and osmosis that can be performed at any level of Biology. A description of a "new" method to analyze the gathered data using a TI-82 Graphing Calculator is included.
  12. Egg Osmometers- Students construct osmometers using raw eggs and other readily obtainable materials.
  13. From Single Cells to Body Systems - TLW discuss the jobs of the organelles in a plant cell. TLW act out the parts of a cell and make a plant cell model.
  14. How Are Cells Setup? - They will learn the importance of a cell shape to carry out its specific function.
  15. Introduction to Meiosis - Students will recognize the similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis.
  16. Investigating Cell Sizes- Students will develop their own procedure to answer questions they develop about cells. They may elect to see if there is an average sized animal cell or plant cell, for example.
  17. Investigating Isotonic, Hypotonic and Hypertonic Solutions- Students are guided through the design of their own lab protocols as they answer the question, "How can a cell keep from bursting or shriveling?"
  18. Journey into a Cell- In this activity, each team of students will assemble and edit scientific information on cells, then write and illustrate a creative story.
  19. Parts of the Cell - SWBAT tell which organelles enable a cell to make proteins, produce energy, transport and store material, and prepare to divide.
  20. Plant and Animal Cells- Students will be able to effectively engage in the lab by using their scientific reasoning skills to create different analogies about different cell parts. Students will be able to recognize and name all of the different plant and animal cell parts.
  21. Plant and Animal Cells- Being able to identify parts of plant and animal cells and to describe function(s) of each part.
  22. The Effects Of Osmotic Balance And Imbalance In Living Cells- Students will prepare a wet mount of an elodea leaf in tap water and a wet mount of an elodea leaf in salt water for microscopic observation.
  23. The Incredible Edible Cell- Students produce a cell model using Jello to represent the cell membrane and other edible materials to represent the organelles.
  24. The Stages of Mitosis - To have students fully understand mitosis and its stages.
  25. Transporting Cell Materials - It is important for a student to know the process of which it takes to transport and materials in and out of a cell.
  26. What's In a Cell - Students will label a cell's common structures and identify the functions of a cell's components.
  27. What is Inside a Cell? - In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the components of a cell.