Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Activities for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells 5E Lesson, students will be able to recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic. They will also be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.
Students will investigate the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and
a CER conclusion.
The Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Sub Plan is a complete lesson that takes students through a warm-up, reading passage, independent activity, extension activities, and an assessment.
The worksheets are designed to make your sub day a breeze for you, your students, and the substitute teacher. They are also perfect for distance learning.
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Classroom Experiences
Create a powerful student experience to help solidify students' understanding about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The following experience is also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Escape Room is an immersive experience for your students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of the two types of cells in a fun and engaging way.
Students must use what they have learned, including to understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells; to recognize that the presence of a nucleus is a key factor used to determine whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic; to identify the basic characteristics of organisms including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized kingdoms; to conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells: either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells; to develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function; and to use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively to complete the escape room.
These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.
These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.
Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.
Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
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