You are on page 1of 5



SCHOOL: Caribbean Union College Secondary School YEAR: 4

TERM: 2 DATE: Feb, 2017

SUBJECT: Biology

UNIT: Life processes and diseases

LESSON TOPIC: Cells and cell specialization LESSON TIME: 80 mins.

Essestial question: How important is the knowledge of cells to the development and function
of an organism.

Know the structure of an unspecialised cell (plant and animal) and appreciate the functions of the
main cell structures and of cell specialisation


Compare the structure of the generalised plant and animal cells, and a selected microbe

Distinguish between cell wall and cell membrane; mitochondrion and chloroplast

Students will:

Cognitive Domain compare the structures of different types of cells

Psychomotor Domain Draw the different types of cells and label them.

Previous Knowledge/Linkages: Characteristics of living things

Prayer and scripture focus Prov. 16:4

Set induction

Teacher gets into the class and presents to students a few pieces of cork to be passed around the
class. Students are asked to describe the cork material. Teacher tells students about Robert Hooke
(1665) and how the cork reminded him of the cubicles in the monastery and therefore called the
holes cells thus beginning the use of the term cells. Students are also told that Matthias Schleiden
and a German zoologist named Theodor Schwann (1838) concluded that plants and animals are
made of cells. (5mins)

Teacher presents to students a power point presentation on cells (2mins)

Using information students draw plant, bacterial and animal cells and label them (15mins)

Students compare between the cells, looking for 5 similarities and 5 differences (20mins)

Students get into groups and solve puzzle on functions of cells using text books and the slide
presentation (25)

Summary of lesson

Students would be asked to orally explain what they have learnt (5mins)

Students are asked to write answers to the questions given on cells structure and function (8mins)
Evaluation sheet.
1. Janet and Derek are both given three types of cells in a laboratory. How can they tell which is
the bacterial cell, which is the plant cell and which is the animal cell?

2. Draw a plant, bacterial and an animal cell and annotate them with at least five labels.