Saturday, March 11, 2017

Learning about Cells with a little help from Moby

Students in Mrs. Butler's science class have been learning about the functions of a cell and cell organelles.  To make the cell come to life, students created a life-size model of an animal cell where students were the organelles.

To start the lesson, students watched BrainPop video, "Cell Structures."  They took the Quiz and knew every answer.

Next, each student was assigned an organelle and acted out the function of it.  After two minutes of acting, they sat around the room and debriefed about their acting.  Other students had the opportunity to give advice to each other on how to improve their performance. Then, they re-created the live cell.

Students had a chance to use BrainPop's new feature, "Make-a-Movie" to create their own video for "Cell Structures."


After all of the movies were made, we had a screening to watch them.  The students had so much fun and learned a lot!

Thanks to Moby and BrainPop for bringing FUN into the classroom!

Next Generation Science Standards - 6th Grade - Cells

Investigate and explain the components of the scientific theory of cells (cell theory); all organisms are composed of cells (single-celled or multi-cellular), all cells come from pre-existing cells, and cells are the basic unit of life.
Recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing..
Compare and contrast the structure and function of major organelles of plant and animal cells.  Including cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles.

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