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Activity Overview


The body contains many different cells that are specially adapted for different functions. In this activity, students will create a chart that identifies the parts of each cell as well as their adaptations,locations, and functions. Students can represent these functions symbolically using our art or photos from Photos for class.

For students who need some more support, cut up the example storyboard and have your students put it together in the correct order. In addition to the specialized cells listed the activity above, students can look at other specialized cells, such as white blood cells and palisade cells.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 4 (Difficult / Complex)

Type of Assignment Individual



Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create an illustrated chart about different specialized cells. Include information about the cells, where they are found, and their functions.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Label each of the rows with a name of a specialized cell.
  3. Label the columns as Diagram, Location and Function.
  4. Look in the Science section or search "cell" to find a diagram of each of the specialized cells and add them to the Diagram column. Add rows as needed.
  5. Label the organelles in each of the specialized cells.
  6. Describe the adaptations of the specialized cell in the description box underneath the cell.
  7. In the Location column, state where the cells are found, and illustrate the location with Storyboard That images or photos from Photos for Class.
  8. In the Function column, state the function of the cell and illustrate the function with Storyboard That images or photos from Photos for Class.
  9. Save and submit the assignment.


Rubric

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Specialized Cells
Label and describe a range of specialized cells, including details of their function and location.
Proficient
17 Points
Emerging
9 Points
Beginning
0 Points
Labeled diagram
All the parts have been identified.
Most of the parts have been identified.
Some of the parts have been identified.
Description of Parts and Adaptations
All the parts and adaptations have clear descriptions which contain good scientific vocabulary.
Most of the parts and adaptations have clear descriptions.
Some of the parts and adaptations have clear descriptions.
Location
The location of every cell is correct.
The location of most of the cells are correct.
The location of some of the cells are correct.
Description of Function
The function is clearly and correctly described for every cell
The function is clearly and correctly described for most cells.
The function is clearly and correctly described for some cells.
Visualizations
The storyboard cells clearly illustrate the location and function.
The storyboard cells relate to the location and function, but is difficult to understand.
The storyboard cells do not clearly relate to the location and function.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.




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Image Attributions
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  • circulatory system • adrigu • License Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
  • Feeling Fat. • Caitlinator • License Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)


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