THE AMAZING CELL
A WebQuest for 7th Grade Science
Clara N. Slater
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Congratulations! You and two of your friends have won a prize. You have won a trip. You will go on a tour (all expenses paid!) inside “The Amazing Cell”. As you travel, you will find that its lots of fun, however you will have to do a little work. Each of you will visit different “sites” on your tour to gather information about different kinds of cells. At the end of your tour, you will all meet for a fabulous dinner and make a comparison of your findings to be presented to the class.
- You will work together as a group.
- Each person will have a specific role to play and questions to investigate as you explore the different websites.
- You will research bacteria (prokaryotic cells), plant cells, and animal cells (eukaryotic cells).
- You will create a presentation to share your comparison of the different kinds of cells. You may design posters, or brochures, or produce a video, etc. (Think Creatively!!)
Part I: Individual work
1. First you will be assigned to a team of three students.
2. Then you will be given a Research Sheet (teacher made) to choose one of the topics to be researched: a. bacteria (prokaryotic cells) b. plant cells c. animal cells (eukaryotic cells).
3. As an individual, go to Internet Resources to gather information about your topic. Also have fun with the interactive diagrams, quizzes, etc. “The Cell Page” is very helpful and fun.
Part II: Group Work
1. Come together and present to the group what each of you found out from your tour. (Use your Research Sheet to summarize each section).
2. You will share and discuss your research notes to make sure that EVERYONE understands the information.
3. After everyone understands the information, click on quizzes and have some fun together recalling information. Collaborate with each other while taking the quizzes.
4. You will use the information to create a presentation to share your comparison of different kinds of cells. You may design posters, or design brochures, or produce a video, etc. (Be Creative!!!)
The following rubrics will be used to evaluate the project as an individual and as a group.
You have now learned some differences and similarities among bacterial cells, plant cells and animal cells. You have also learned the names of some of the main cell parts and the functions of the parts.
Check out Cells Alive for some fantastic models.
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2. AETE 731 – Summer 2002
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