The smallest unit of life that can perform all of life’s processes.
- Today we reviewed information about the characteristics of living things and we learned a bit about cells, as they are the basic unit of life.
- Students answered questions as they read informational text.
- Worksheet: living-and-nonliving2016-pages
How big are cells and how can they be seen? Look here for facts:
- Cell Size and Scale- http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/scale/
- Cell Size from Cells Alive– http://www.cellsalive.com/howbig.htm
- Cells and Microscopes for Schools– http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/microscopes4schools/cells.php
Resources to find out more:
- Cells Alive– http://www.cellsalive.com
What’s the Difference? Plant and Animal Cells
- Interactive Plant, Animal, and Bacteria Cells– http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm
- Wayne’s World Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells– http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lmexer1a.htm
- Overview of cell structure and history– http://www.stephsnature.com/lifescience/cellnotes.html
- Our Movie- BNTSC Cells: https://vimeo.com/116866613