Lesson Plan: Eukaryotic Cell Structure Biology
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify the key organelles in a eukaryotic cell and describe their functions.
Students will be able to
- identify the organelles and structures of typical eukaryotic cell as the cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum (rough and smooth), golgi apparatus, lysosomes, mitochondria, cytoskeleton, and protoplasm,
- identify the organelles specific to plant cells as the large vacuole, cell wall, and plastids (including chloroplasts, chromoplasts, and leucoplasts),
- identify the organelles specific to animal cells as centrosomes and small, multiple vacuoles,
- compare the structure of, and organelles found in, plant and animal cells,
- describe the structures of each of the eukaryotic organelles outlined,
- explain the functions of each of the eukaryotic cells organelles outlined,
- recall that the majority of organelles are membrane bound by a single or double membrane, with the exception of ribosomes.
Students should already be familiar with
- the fact that the cell is the basic unit of living organisms.
Students will not cover
- the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane,
- the nucleolus, nucleoplasm, or chromatin.