Monday, March 10, 2008

Cell Models

We're working at learning about cells in science class. As part of that study, we've explored the differences between plant and animal cells. They have differences in terms of structure and the functions that are performed within the cells. We've learned that cells have "organelles" -- similar to organs within the bodies of more complex organisms, and that the organelles carry out specific and important functions within the cell.

Students colored images of both kinds of cells, downloaded from this site. Then, with some solid information about the organelles in a cell, they worked in teams to create models of cells using "found treasures" that they brought from home for the project.

The finished displays are around our classroom, and in the hall here at school. They are each unique and interesting, along with being informative. You are invited to stop in and check them out.

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