Specialized Cells

Updated: 7/8/2019
Specialized Cells
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Specialized Cells Lesson Plans

Specialized Cells: Definition and Student Activities

Lesson Plans by Oliver Smith

Cells are the building blocks of all living things. The human body contains hundred of different types of cells that each serve a different purpose. Each cell has adaptations that allow it to work effectively within living things. Once students have mastered basic cells, they should move on to specialized cells and their specific functions. The following activities are aimed to help students differentiate between specialized cells through visual aids and vocabulary!

Specialized Cells

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Specialized Cells

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  • Small area of cytoplasm to allow for a larger fat reservoir.
  • Nucleus
  • Fat cells store energy as fat droplets in our bodies. Fat cells insulate us to keep us warm. They have large fat reservoirs for storing energy as fat. They also have the ability to expand as they fill their fat reservoir.
  • Fat Reservoir