Category Archives: Cells

Cell Transport Worksheet

In our Full Biology Curriculum  your students will work through a variety of cell transport worksheets that will help your students build confidence and truly understand  the concept of cell transport.

Cell Transport Worksheet
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The curriculum starts with a demonstration that will allow your students to understand how molecules move from a high concentration to a low concentration.

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In this free cell transport worksheet students have to identify which concentration of salt each blood cell was placed in.

Students are also presented with guided notes that will allow you to work through the notes at reasonable pace. Throughout the guided notes students learn about both passive and active transport.

 

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Cell transport

Each day your students will complete a bell ringer and reinforce the lessons using cell transport worksheets and exit activities that will help them review the cell transport lesson from the day.

 

Students also explore cell transport using our popular lab where students investigate the impact of salt on plant cells using a real life scenario. You can get instant access to all of our cell transport activities and entire curriculum with a few clicks.

 

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Cell Organelle Worksheet

Do your students struggle learning about the cell?

In our Full Biology Curriculum, students complete a variety of cell organelle worksheets and activities to help them learn cell structure and function. Check out our popular cell boxing activity post!

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Do I even need to teach them about cells and their organelles?

If you ask your students if they have heard of cells they will likely say yes. They may even shout out words like mitochondria, chloroplast and nucleus.

For a moment you may even think…..I do not have to teach them cells. They know it! I will finally be able to make up some time and get all of the content in before our state assessment this year.

Not So Fast!

Pump the brakes!!! Give those students a pre-assessment to apply those words they yelled out and you will likely find they have no clue! Let’s chalk it up to the summer break and dig in to teaching them about cells.

In our Full Biology Curriculum students start off analyzing a picture of some cork cells under a microscope. A picture of the same cells Robert Hooke viewed when he coined the term “cell” that we use today.

 

Microscopes

Next, our students complete a microscope lab where they view a different types of cells under the microscope and fill in their cell worksheet as they complete the lab.

Cell Organelle Worksheet

Students also complete our cell boxing activity to help them get some extra practice with the main cell organelles structures and functions.

 

cell organelle worksheetWithin our curriculum, students practice labeling the cell on the cell organelle worksheet,  identifying the differences between chromosomes, chromatin and microscope labeling.

 

Students also have a blast going outside and creating diagrams of cells and organelles in our cell sidewalk chalk activity!

Download the cell organelle worksheet using the button above to and get started teaching your students about cells. If you want every day of lessons for your entire year of Biology check out our Biology Curriculum.  It includes everything you need for the entire year with detailed plans on how to teach it!

 

 

Check out our two weeks of free lesson plans with every minute planned out for you. If you like this you will love our Full Biology Curriculum.

 

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Cell Sidewalk Chalk Activity

Last week the weather broke and we had near record high temperatures for February. I decided to do an impromptu outdoor Cell Sidewalk Chalk Activity.  The students really enjoyed having the opportunity to get outside and so did I. They created some beautiful cell drawings (I am slightly bias) and labeled the functions using a color coded key. You can get a copy of the handout I created here. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macromolecule Graphic Organizer

Macromolecule Graphic Organizer

One of my favorite units to teach is on macromolecules. When I introduce this topic I use this macromolecule graphic organizer to help students organize the information.

Click Here to Get your Macromolecule Graphic Organizer
Click Here to Get your Macromolecule Graphic Organizer

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After introducing this concept I use one of my hands-on biochemistry boxing activities that I created and have for sale on Teachers Pay Teacher (4 Star rating!). I have several different activities that I use with the lesson. You can get the lesson plan (and others) and printable boxes free by signing up here. You will be emailed a link to the biochemistry boxing activity lesson plan and receive weekly post updates . The lesson plan includes:
-5 printable boxes and instructions for 3 games/activities.
-Score Cards
-Biochemistry Boxing Answer Key
-Macromolecule organizer – graphic organizer.
-4 exit tickets
-detailed lesson plans for 5-7 (50 min classes) days of instruction.

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You will also get access to my printable cell organelle boxing activity and my lab report rubric and guide. Enjoy!

How to Differentiate Instruction for Gifted Students

How to  Differentiate Instruction for Gifted Students in Biology

One challenge that many teachers face is differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students. To have a classroom that is truly differentiated teachers need to address the learning need of all students. To do this, the gifted and talented students also need to remain engaged and challenged in the curriculum. One way to address this is with the use of a Compacting Plan. For a compacting plan the teacher examine their current curriculum and identifies content or skills that can be accelerated or eliminated after conducting a pre-assessment. When I complete a compacting plan I am sure to open the opportunity up to all of my students if they are able to achieve a certain score on the pre-assessment. It prevents accusations of being unfair and they may be some students who surprise you.  After determining what students are eligible you present them with the compacting plan. I have attached an example of a compacting plan that I have developed for the unit on cells a topic that many students are exposed to in middle school.  Check out my sample compacting plan on cells here.

Please comment below on strategies that you use to differentiate instruction for gifted and talented students.
How to Differentiate for Gifted Students
How to Differentiate for Gifted Students