This unit is intended to help students discover the microorganisms that live in water. They will learn the structures and life functions of protists and recognize the similarities between them and multicellular organisms. The project is a "learn by teaching" activity for the high school students who will be teaching this information to elementary students.
A rubric for their written report would be helpful in making visible those invisible expectations. It was created as an assessment for a Science Video Project, but can used with other science projects.
In this project, students make a cell, including organelles, out of edible materials. This folder contains a rubric and student planning worksheet.
This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
Over the course of this unit, students will collaboratively research, organize, and
develop fact sheets on a variety of animals to be included in a virtual zoo. Various
technology tools will be used in this process.
This is a very cool assignment that helps the students "see" the phases of mitosis (and the larger cell cycle). It is project based, which helps with classroom management! The essence of the flip book is that the students draw the changes happening very slowly on the different pages of the book, so that when the pages are flipped through, the Cell Cycle happens seamlessly! The students love it.