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The cell

What is a cell?

There are two different kind of cells depending on which kind of living thing they belong to. Animal cell and plant cell. They also have a difference, plant cell have a cell wall, which make it stronger and with a regular shape. The animal cell doesn't have it. 

The main parts of the cells are:

  • Membrane:: It is the outer part of the cell, it separates one cell from each other.
  • Nucleus: It is the main part of the cell, it contains all the important information of the cell.
  • Cytoplasm: It is the rest of the part of the cell, it is like a liquid in which you can find the rest of the organelles the cell needs to perform it function. 

Explaining the cells

Duration: 2 lessons
2 lessons

Once you have learnt a bit about the different parts of the cell it is time to create a poster in which you will be able to explain the cell and its different parts. There are two possible options:

  • You can create the poster into a document by looking for a picture of both kind of cells and label them.
  • You can create the cell by a piece of cardboard. There you can draw both cells, complete the  picture by pieces of plasticine, and finally, label them.

Poster of cells

When you finish to create the poster you will record a video to explain it. In the video you will explain the differences between both kind of cells, and the different parts of them. This organization could be helpful for you:

  • Introduction: Hello, I'm....... I'm going to explain...
  • Explanation:
    • This is an animal cell and this is a plant cell. The difference between them is...
    • The different parts of the cell are:
      • The ........: It............ (Use this sentences as many times as you need for explaining the different parts)
  • Farewell: Bye, bye. We hope you have understood and liked it. 

TIPS FOR RECORDING: There are lots of tools for recording, just in case you need any help we propose you to use Flipgrid.

Thinking about my learning.

It is time to reflect about your learning today. Remind that everyday at the end of each lesson you will write on your Learning Diary asking the following questions:

  • Date
  • What have I done?
  • What problems did I have? How did I solve these problems?
  • What have I learn?
  • How can I improve my learning for the next lesson?
  • Do I want to learn a bit more about something?

Your teacher will check it and give to you some feedback to help your improvements.