Celebrate Cells - Teacher Notes  

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Fran Pijor
Diocese of Orange

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Suggested Grade Level: 7

Science Content Standards: 

Grade 7: S.C.O.R.E. (1a, b, c, d, e)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, d, e) 

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(General) Background:
Students should have :

  • an understanding in lab procedures
  • cooperative learning skills working in 4 and/or 2 member teams
  • a working knowledge of using the Internet
  • an introduction to the content material on cell organelles and mitosis.
Criss-Cross Puzzle Background:
  • Students need to enter a large enough number of squares in STEP 2 for their puzzles to include all

  • all their word and clue entries.  (Have them experiment!)
  • Remind students to keep each word and its clue to one line.
Cell T-shirt Project Background:
  • Students need an inexpensive, white, adult undershirt that is large enough for them to wear.
  • Using a pencil very lightly have the students draw two large cells (a plant cell and its

  • organelles on one side, the animal cell on the other) filling the majority of the surface area.
  • Specify the organelles you want the students to include.
  • Colors should assist in identifying the organelles.  (i.e. chloroplasts = green; or if blue is selected

  • to color the vacuole in the plant cell, then it should also be used for the vacuoles in the animal cell.)
  • Have students insert a piece of cardboard/tag board inside the T-shirt, then add color using markers

  • (or other coloring materials).
  • Use as a bulletin board and/or room display.  Have CELEBRATE CELL DAY and have your 

  • students wear their shirt, give presentations to other classes, etc....
Mitosis - Onion Root Tip Background:
  • Click here for the Online Onion Root Tip worksheet.
  • Students need to print results before quitting graph activity. 


  • Computer literacy
  • Use of Internet resources
  • Interpreting and comparing data
  • Making inferences and predicting
  • Graphing data
  • Diagramming
  • Communication of ideas in oral and written format

Areas of assessment may include:

  • Projects/Activities
  • Lab experiments
  • Science notebook
  • Content knowledge and comprehension
  • Vocabulary 
  • Interactive activities and quizzes
Methods of assessing:
  • Peer evaluation
  • Rubrics
  • Level of "engaged" involvement
  • Student presentations




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August 17, 2001
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