The Functions of the Parts of a Eukaryotic Cell

This is a WebQuest for 7th & 8th Grade Students Studying Cell Biology

Designed by Eric Tibbetts

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Introduction | Learners | Standards | Process | Resources | Evaluation |  | Credits | Student Page

Introduction

This teachers web page was created to help middle school students understand the basic concepts of cellular life.  The goal is that the student will be able to understand what makes up eukaryotic cells.
The tasks below will help students build on their own basic understandings of cell structure and life.  



Learners

This lesson is anchored in seventh grade language arts and involves the biological sciences.  

The student will be working in a team that will be made up of three members.  Each member will be assigned a role.

1.    Investigator
2.    Artist
3.    Scientist

  •  Each team member will use the Internet to research the functions of eukaryotic cells.
  • Take notes on the cell  information you find.
  •  Each team member will share their notes with the other team members, in a discussion  group, so that each teammate has a complete set of notes, and understands the complete  information on the eukaryotic cell.
  • Using the role assigned to you, your group will work together to plan, design, and construct a poster of a eukaryotic cell, that is based on your research.
  • When the class teams have all completed their posters, then each team will present their poster and research information to the class.

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Curriculum Standards

This lesson is aligned with the Oregon science Benchmarks for seventh grade students. After the lesson they will be able to:

  • Recognize the relationships between the differing eukaryotic cell parts. 
  • they will be able to explain to their classmate the differing functions of a  eukaryotic cell.

This lesson will aid students in the development of critical thinking, communication, teamwork and creative production skills that are encouraged by this lesson. 



Process

This lesson will take up to three class periods to complete.  The material is easy to follow, thus a teacher with little experience should be able to perform this lesson.  The students will do the following:

  1. Divid in team groupings of three.
  2. Each team member will use the Internet to research the functions of eukaryotic cells.
  3. Take notes on the cell  information you find and make a summary of that information.
  4.  Each team member will share their notes with the other team members, in a discussion  group, so that each teammate has a complete set of notes, and understands the complete  information on the eukaryotic cell.
  5. Using the role assigned to you, your group will work together to plan, design, and construct a poster of a eukaryotic cell, that is based on your research.
  6. When the class teams have all completed their posters, then each team will present their poster and research information to the class.
  7. At the end of the presentation, each student will hand in their research summary.


Resources Needed

Describe what's needed to implement this lesson. Some of the possibilities:

  • Class books
  • One science teacher
  • E-mail accounts for team students
  • A computer with Internet access
Biology4Kids

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Evaluation

Your performance will be evaluated using the guidelines table below Grade will be group based.  If their are performance problems, then grades will be assessed on a individual bases. 



 Team  students
Assessment

1

  Role play Assessment

2

Internet  research
Assessment

3

Presentation of  poster 

4

Scoring your work


Your Performance
is evaluated by demonstrating the following

 


Your performance will be based on your personal work contributions to your team
Your evaluation is based on the delivery of information to your classmates, in the role you have been assigned.
Your research  evaluation will be based on the summary of your research that you hand in after you poster presentation.
You must demonstrate content understanding of the information you are delivering in your poster presentation

Each of the 4 areas is worth 25% of your project grade.

 

Credits & References

The graphic that are use on this WebQuest page are the property of "Biology4kids" .
Here is a link back to The WebQuest Page and the Design Patterns page so that you can acquire the latest version of this template and training materials.

"We all benefit by being generous with our work. Permission is hereby granted for other educators to copy this WebQuest, update or otherwise modify it, and post it elsewhere provided that the original author's name is retained along with a link back to the original URL of this WebQuest. Modified by (Eric Tibbetts) on (10/19/2002)