Students make 3-dimensional models of plant and animal cells.
botany, cell, plants
In this lesson, students work in small groups to make two cells -- one plant and one animal cell. The activity works equally well as a structured, teacher-directed activity or as a small group or individual endeavor; the students' own experience, knowledge, and creativity are the only determinants.
For complete details, see the lesson at Making Three-Dimensional Plant and Animal Cells.
At the end of this activity, students share ideas and information with their classmates. They can be evaluated on their participation in this activity, or the teacher can have students write brief paragraphs about the similarities and differences of the two types of cells and use those papers as an evaluative tool.
Columbia Education Center (Portland, Oregon)
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
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