Eukaryotic cells
Eukaryotic cells

Eukaryotic cells

I understand the functions of the organelles in a eukaryotic cell.

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Students will learn the names and functions of the organelles in eukaryotic cells. They will learn how each organelle contributes to the overall function of the cell by comparing each organelle to parts of a city. They will also differentiate between plant and animal cells.



Learning objective

Students will be able to state the functions of the organelles in a eukaryotic cell.


Students will look at an image of a eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell. They will discuss the differences and similarities between the two kinds of cells.


Using a city analogy, students will be introduced to the cell wall, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum (smooth and rough), Golgi complex, mitochondria, chloroplasts, vesicles, lysosomes, and vacuoles. Then, students will make up their own analogy for cells.


Review eukaryotic cells with 4 multiple-choice questions and 6 fill-in-the-blank diagram problems.


Students will recall what they learned by filling out an exit slip.

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