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All things are made of cells

7th Grade Life Science

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Identify the Basic Structure of Cells

Compare and Contrast Cell Types

Understand Cell Theory

Observe Cells Under a Microscope

Analyze Cell Function

Apply Knowledge to Real-World Situations

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OBJECTIVES

pique students' interest and curiosity, connecting their prior knowledge to the new topic

1. Engage

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Discussion Question

If our bodies are made of cells, why can't we see them with our naked eyes?

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Pose this thought-provoking question have students first individually brainstorm their answer on the "Lets Talk About" page. Students can respond with video, images, or text.

Gathering Interest

Engage

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students actively participate in hands-on activities or investigations.

2. Explore

CONTENT

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As students observe the cells under the microscope, ask them to jot down their observations and any questions that arise. For example, they might notice the distinct shape of the plant cell's cell wall or the presence of chloroplasts. Encourage them to wonder about the functions of these structures or why animal cells lack a cell wall.

Time to investigate phenomena!

Explore

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CONTENT

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After the initial observation, provide students with a simple model of a cell (this could be a diagram, a 3D model, or a digital simulation). Ask them to compare the model to the actual cells they observed under the microscope.

Time to investigate phenomena!

Explore

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CONTENT

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Guide them to evaluate the benefits of the model (e.g., it simplifies complex structures, making them easier to understand) and its limitations (e.g., it might not show all the organelles or accurately represent their sizes and positions). This exercise will help them understand that models are useful tools in science but have limitations that need to be considered.

Time to investigate phenomena!

Explore

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SUPER!

The teacher introduces formal language, explanations, and definitions.

3. Explain

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In the Explain phase of the lesson, you can use a "Big Idea" graphic organizer to help students unpack the cell theory:

  1. All living organisms are composed of one or more cells.
  2. The cell is the basic unit of structure and function in organisms.
  3. Cells arise from pre-existing cells.

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Explain

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Collaboratively with students, build the vocabulary pyramid for unpacking Tier 1, 2, and 3 vocabularies around the cell theory. Its important to remember you do not introduce most tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary until the Explain phase of the 5E model. Students should experience the phenomena first.

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Explain

YASS!

Students extend their understanding by applying the concept to new situations or by exploring related topics.

4. Elaborate

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Objective: Students will conduct an investigation to observe different cell types and develop a hypothesis based on their observations.Materials:

  • Microscopes
  • Prepared slides of various cell types (e.g., plant cells, animal cells, bacteria)
  • Blank slides and cover slips
  • Samples for slide preparation (e.g., onion skin, cheek cells)
  • Staining solutions (e.g., iodine for plant cells, methylene blue for animal cells)
  • Pipettes
  • Gloves and safety goggles

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Ask students to formulate a hypothesis based on their prior knowledge and the cell theory. For example, "If all living organisms are made of cells, then we should be able to observe cells in both plant and animal samples."

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Elaborate

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Instruct students to create a plan for their investigation in their lab notebooks. They should include the following sections:

  • Plan (Steps): List the steps they will follow during the investigation, such as preparing the slides, staining the cells, and observing under the microscope.
  • Toolkit (Materials): Enumerate the materials they will need for the investigation.
  • Clues (Data to Collect): Identify the data they will collect, such as the appearance of different cell types, the presence of specific organelles, and any notable differences between plant and animal cells.

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Elaborate

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It's important to note that this investigation is more observational in nature and may not follow a strict experimental design with clear independent and dependent variables. The main goal is for students to gather evidence to support the cell theory by observing various cell types.You can delete this page before making copies of the book for each student.

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Qualitative Data: This includes descriptive observations about the cell structures and organelles visible under the microscope, such as:

  • Shape and size of the cells.
  • Presence or absence of a cell wall.
  • Visibility of the nucleus and its position within the cell.
  • Presence of chloroplasts in plant cells.
  • Any other distinct organelles or features observed.
Quantitative Data: While the focus of this investigation is primarily qualitative, students can also collect some quantitative data, such as:
  • Counting the number of cells in a certain field of view.
  • Measuring the average size of cells or organelles (if the microscope has a calibrated scale).
  • Estimating the percentage of cells showing a particular characteristic (e.g., percentage of plant cells with visible chloroplasts).

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Elaborate

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Based on their observations have students make some explanations about the cells they observed.

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ASsessment Cycle Through the lesson

5. Evaluate

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formative and summativeSelf-AssessmentFeedback and Reflection

Evaluate

The Evaluate phase occurs through the 5E model.Formative and Summative Assessment: Evaluation can include both formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments occur throughout the lesson and provide ongoing feedback to both the teacher and the students, allowing for adjustments in teaching and learning strategies. Summative assessments, on the other hand, occur at the end of the lesson or unit and measure the overall understanding of the content.Self-Assessment and Peer Assessment: The Evaluate phase can also involve self-assessment and peer assessment, where students reflect on their own learning and provide feedback to their peers. This helps students develop critical thinking and self-evaluation skills, as well as a deeper understanding of the content.Feedback and Reflection: Feedback is a crucial component of the Evaluate phase. Teachers provide feedback to students on their performance, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement. Students can also reflect on their learning, considering what they have understood well and what they need to work on further.

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During the explain phase you can have students use the 3, 2, 1 reflection protocol as a formative assessment tool.

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Explain

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MAGIC

On this page students get to be science communicators and create using media an explanation for the cell theory.

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Elaborate