Lesson Plan: Cells: Types of Cells
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify parts of the animal cell, describe their functions, and compare animal and plant cells.
Students will be able to
- use a microscope to examine parts of an animal cell,
- name parts of animal cells,
- describe the function of each part of an animal cell,
- compare and contrast animal cells with plant cells.
Students should already be familiar with
- the idea that living things such as animals and plants are complex organisms and that many parts work together to perform a function,
- the basic parts of a plant such as roots, stem, and leaves,
- some major organs in animals such as the stomach and intestines,
- parts of a plant cell,
- what a microscope is.
Students will not cover
- parts of the cell other than the nucleus, cytoplasm, plasma membrane, sap vacuole, small vacuole, chloroplast, and cell wall.