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Unit 2: Organization of Life

Name:

Period:

Essential Question:

What is the most basic unit of
life and how does it function?

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C.O.D.E.
Connect: Say= word Match= picture and definition
Organize: Organize word – picture – definition
Deeper: Connect word to you
Exercise: Describe each word

Our Words To Know:
Cell

Nucleus

Chloroplast

Mitochondria

Day 1: IWBAT identify the function of cell organelles.
Agenda:
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1. CODE
2. Organelle function chart
3. Make an organelle rap.
CODE: Connect. Knowledge Rating
I’ve never seen or heard this word
I’ve seen this work before, but don’t know what it means
I think I know what this word means
I know this work and can give an example

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Cell

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Chloroplast

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Nucleus

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Mitochondria

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Ms. K said:
Define Organelle:

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Organelle Rap:
Directions: Using your organelle chart make a rap to help remember what each organelle does.
Write your rap below.
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** If it has all 10 organelles and their function in it Ms. K will rap it in front of the class

Extra Credit: Cell Show and Tell
Bring in something from home that represents an organelle and
share with the class.

Day 2 & 3: IWBAT distinguish the difference between plant and animal cells.
Agenda:
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1. CODE: Organize in Venn Diagram
2. Plant cell vs. Animal cell lab.
CODE: Organize
Directions: Put vocabulary words under the correct cell that it is found in. Also place organelles
from word bank under the correct cell.
Vocabulary Word Bank: Cell, Chloroplast, Mitochondria, Nucleus
Other Word Bank: Cell membrane, Cell Wall, Lysosome, Vacuole, Ribosome, Endoplasmic
Reticulum, Genetic Material (DNA, RNA), cytoplasm

Plant Cell

Animal Cell

Title: Animal Cell versus Plant Cell
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Purpose: ____________________________________________________________________
Hypothesis: _________________________________________________________________
Materials:

2 microscope slides

Methylene blue stain

Tissue

2 cover slips

Iodine Stain

Paper towel

Eye dropper

Microscope

Cheek Cells

Beaker

Toothpick

Water

Onion Skin or Elodea Plant

Procedure:
Part A.
1. Obtain a microscope slide with plant cell on it.
2. View your specimen under the microscope. Draw your observations and record the
magnification.
****Don’t forget to add the eyepiece and the objective lens for total magnification
being used.
Questions:
a. Is this a plant or animal cell? ____________
b. What kind of plant is this? ______________
c. Label cell well, cell membrane, chloroplast, nucleus in drawings.
Magnification: __________

Magnification: ________

d. How many cells can fit across the field of view in your first sketch? __________
Return Slide undamaged to Ms. K.
Part B.
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1. Get a fresh microscope slide and cover slip. Add 3 drops of water to center of slide.
2. Using a toothpick, gently scrape the inside of your cheek and roll the toothpick onto the
water on the slide.
3. Place the cover slip on the slide.
4. Add three drops of methylene blue to the right side of the cover slip. Place a tissue to the
far left of the cover slip to draw the methylene blue across the underside of the cover slip.
5. View your specimen under the microscope. Draw your observations and record the
magnification.
****Don’t forget to add the eyepiece and the objective lens for the total magnification
being used.
a. Label cell membrane, nucleus
Magnification: __________

Magnification: ________

b. How many cells can fit across your field of view if your first sketch? _________
Analysis:
1. In part A when you received a piece of plant how do you know it was a piece of tissue
and not a single cell?
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2. What are the differences between the cheek cell and the onion cell?
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3. How did you calculate the total magnification of the view of each specimen viewed?
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4. Explain the purpose of staining the cells with the dyes iodine and methylene blue.
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Conclusion:
1. Accept or reject your hypothesis and use your data to explain why.
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Day 4: IWBAT argue the importance of each organelle in a cell
Agenda:
1. CODE
2. Ms. K said: Cellular Organization
3. “Can You Cell Me?” Brochure Start
CODE: Deeper.

Charades
Directions: Choose a word secretly from the envelope. Act out the word without using words to
get your classmates to guess the word correctly.
Ms. K said: Cellular Organization

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Day 5: IWBAT debate the least important organelle in a cell
Agenda:
1. CODE
2. Ms. K Said: Cell shape
3. “Can You Cell Me?” Brochure Finish
CODE: Exercise

3 Panel Comic Strip
Directions: Draw a 3 panel comic strip using all of your vocabulary words.

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Ms. K said: Cell Shape Matter!

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