MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    Cheek Cell Lab
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    Experiment
    Students will investigate the cells in their body using a stain and compare it to a non-living item not made of cells. Students will compare and contrast their observations.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science Middle School
  • Lab Experiment
    Characteristics of Life Lab
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    Experiment
    Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Cell Organelle Review
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    Experiment
    Assess student’s knowledge of cell organelles. Includes mitochondria, chloroplast, nucleus, nucleolus, cell membrane, free ribosomes, bonded ribosomes, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth reticulum, lysosomes, and the golgi apparatus.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Endocytosis Activity
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    Activity
    Students try to figure out how to put food molecules into a paper bag without exposing the inside of the bag. Topics covered endocytosis and phagocytosis
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    MS-LS1-2
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science Middle School
  • Project
    Cell Analogy Project
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    Project
    Students learn about the animal eukaryotic cell using an analogy. This project is to supplement your normal teaching about the cell. Great project for students to remember the organelles and structure of the cell. Topics include cell membrane, channel proteins, receptor proteins, mitochondria, riosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and the nucleus. Go further topics include, plant cells, lysosomes, peroxisomes, and the cytoskeleton.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

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