Cell Boxing Activity

In this activity we focus on the structure,function and pictures of the 6 cell organelles . I have developed an effective lesson that uses printable cell boxes that my students really enjoy using. There are 3 different games or activities that  I use to help my students grasp this concept. This lesson is more than worth a try. It is easy, you will love this and so will the kids.  It includes several hands-on, competitive and effective games I developed using printable boxes. There are 3 “Boxing” activities.

Cell Activity

Cell Activity

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Photosynthesis and Respiration

This week we returned from break to a 3 day week. I started the week by reviewing cells using a webquest. I then moved on to photosynthesis and respiration. I began class showing the student a gift I received for my 27th birthday. The gift was an Eco-sphere. The concept of the Ecosphere was  developed in NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory. It is a completely closed off system that sustains  3  shrimp, algae and bacteria. It really got my students asking questions.

ecosphere

After getting them interested, I used the saddleworth animation for teaching the photosynthesis. It is a great simulation with a bunch of already made worksheets out there. I also used this lab as an opportunity to review experimental design.

waterweed_simulator