Teaching about Cells
Cells is one of my favorite topics in middle school. There are many hands on activities and different things to learn. Microscopes are a key to this experience. Once kids build some simple observational skills, they can quickly move onto other, deeper learning contexts.
- Here's the lesson sequence I use
- How to use a microscope
- Looking at cheek cells and onion cells
- Animal cell parts and functions
- Plant cell parts and functions
- Cell process and reproduction