Label a Plant and Animal Cell

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Plant and Animal Cells

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Have your students label a plant and animal cell using one of the landscape poster layouts (small or large). The animal cell and plant cell diagrams are easily colorable, allowing students to differentiate the different parts of the cell quickly. Keeping them on the same poster allows students to quickly understand the differences between the cells, such as the organelles plant cells that animal cells do not have.

To scaffold this activity for students who need a bit more support, print the labels provided and have your students match these to the organelles of the cells. Support can also be given to students using Storyboard That by removing the label arrows and making the storyboard the template for the activity. Students then will need to use arrow shapes to match the label with the organelle.

Organelles in Plant and Animal Cells

PARTDESCRIPTIONPLANT CELLANIMAL CELL
Cell Membrane Controls what moves in and out of the cell
Cell Wall Made of cellulose and strengthens the cell
Chloroplast Contains chlorophyll and location of photosynthesis
Cytoplasm Where the majority of the cell’s chemical reactions take place
Mitochondria Where respiration takes place
Nucleus Contains DNA and controls the functions of the cell
Ribosome Where protein synthesis occurs
Vacuole A space filled with cell sap which keeps the cell turgid

While the poster labeling activities produce the most visually appealing work, they can take up more time than other methods. If you are pushed for time or would like an alternate way to have students complete this type of assignment, you can have your students complete the activities in this guide called "Animal Cell" and "Plant Cell", which use spider maps instead.


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Student Instructions

Label both a plant and animal cell on a poster layout. Include descriptions of what each part does.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Find diagrams of a plant and an animal cell in the Science tab.
  3. Using arrows and Textables, label each part of the cell and describe its function.
  4. Color the text boxes to group them into organelles found in only animal cells, organelles found in only plant cells, and organelles found in both cell types.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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