Does (Cell) Size Matter?

Unit 6: Cell Division
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT determine the most efficient size of a cell by examining the surface area to volume ratio and explain the need for cell division (mitosis).

Big Idea: What size of cell is the most efficient? Why do cells divide? Students examine models to develop their own claim as to whether "size matters".

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Subject(s):
Science, Biology / Life Science, mitosis, Cells and Cellular Processes, meiosis, compare and contrast, models, cell size, ratios
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