The cell is fundamental to the living systems of biology. All organisms are made of cells. The cell is considered the basic unit of structure and function. Understanding cellular function is vital in understanding tissue, organ and body function. Many types of cells are interacting right now for you. In this lesson, students will be introduced to basic cell structure and function. Students will learn about the organelles in a cell that interact to keep it alive and making proteins. Class will include hands on interactions with cells and organelles and virtual field trip into a cell.
IFXs I used for hands on activity: DNA to represent an organic compound, hemoglobin protein, nucleus, red blood cell, skin to represent tissue, heart, full body model to show both systems and a whole organism 360 Introduction to Cell Structure and Function: I turned sound off and talked about it myself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzxxEVdM1xI Wrap up activity: nucleus: city hall ribosomes: city builders rough and smooth ER: factories Golgi body: post office vesicles: delivery trucks cytoplasm and cytoskeleton: highway system lysosomes: recycling/garbage disposal mitochondria: power plant cell membrane: city limits