Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Life in a Box (Day # 1 of 3) - Section 4: Closure: What did we learn? Where do we go from here?


Take a moment and look back through the Lesson Goals and Hook of this lesson. What you will rediscover is that this project is more than coloring diagrams that represent these teeny and invisible structures that are part of every single biology course on the planet. My intent here is to go beyond likening a cell to a "pizza" or "Jell-O mould". I am intersecting thinking skills (compare and contrast and categorizing) with a practical concept that cells are systems with external membranes (i.e. sides of the box), an internal 3-D compartment (open interior space), and diversity of components, some of which are common to all cell types and others that are unique. At the end of this project, students ought to see the common thread of structure in all cell types with a greater appreciation of their complexity.

  More than coloring diagrams...
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: More than coloring diagrams...
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Life in a Box (Day # 1 of 3)

Unit 2: 2) Cells ("Form and Function")
Lesson 3 of 20

Objective: SWBAT develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting organelles within a cell. (HS-LS1-2)

Big Idea: Life is like a box... It has a defined boundary, things can go into and out of it and the action happens inside of it!

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Science, Cells and Cellular Processes, cells, form vs. function, structure and function , compare and contrast, categories
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