Plant and Animal Cells

Chapter 1 Lesson 1 (A6-A10)
Content Standard 7: Identify common parts of plant and animal cells, including the nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell membrane.


Study Guide
  1. Draw an animal cell. Label and describe the function of the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, vacuoles, and mitochondria.
  2. Draw a plant cell. Label and describe the function of nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, vacuoles, mitochondrion, chloroplasts, and cell wall.
  3. Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast plant and animal cells.
  4. Determine how chloroplasts and mitochondria are similar.
  5. Explain what cell parts are found only in plant cells.
  6. Create a list of shared characteristics of plant of plant and animal cells.
  7. Be able to apply above information in real-world scenarios. For example: Which cell contains chloroplasts? Cat’s red blood cell, dandelion’s leaf cell, zebra’s bone cell, or human’s skin cell.


Explore Plant and Animal Cells with these resources:

Bill Nye on Cells, Cell Inspectorscience_cells.gif CellCraft
What's the Mix-Up? The Incredible Megacell
Who knew they were yummy? Cell Concentration
Rapping Cells?
They're ALIVE: http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
Cell Puzzle Cell Challenge


Discovered something else cool about cells? Let's add it!

Diamante Poems
Plant cells
Green, pretty
Non-moving, growing, changing
Cell wall, chloroplast-microtubules, lysosome
Moving, breathing, seeing
Red, circular
Animal cells
By: Chey, Tre', Ladarrius, and Austin

Plant Cells
Green, retangular
Planting, watering, growing
Chloroplast, large vacuole-cell wall, small vacuole
Eating, drinking, hunting
Circular, orange
Animal Cell
By:Lawanda, Kayla, and Mariah

Plant cells
Square, green
Spreading, covering, things
Flowers, vegetables-people, animals
Eating, moving, growing
Circle, bumpy
Animal cell
By:Conner, Aja, Terrence, and Alondra