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    1. 1. Cells, Cells and more Cells! A Journey Through the Parts of a Cell Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 7th Grade Science Designed by Ms. Anne Timmerman [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
    2. 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] This activity is designed to give you a basic understanding of the parts and function of different parts of a cell. You will travel through the different structures by exploring a number of different websites that will help you in your search. After you have familiarized yourself with the websites and structures, you will then be divided into groups where your group will be assigned a cell part to further research and present to the entire class.
    3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] You will be broken up into eleven different groups and be assigned one of the following structures: Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm, Nucleus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosome, Mitochondria, Chloroplast, Chromosomes, Lysosome, DNA. You must know if the structure is part of a plant or animal cell (or both), what exactly it does, what other parts of the cell it interacts with, why this is important to cell function, and one cool fact about cells and/ or the human body. This is the creative part. Your groups will then create a PowerPoint presentation to present to the class. The presentation must be at least 7 slides long (this includes one slide listing all websites used) and answer the questions discussed above. Finally, all websites used during the webquest must be sited on the last slide of your presentation. All group members must be involved in the project. Group and individual participation will be evaluated and points will be awarded to each member of the group. Title
    4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>The teacher will first assign you to a group. There will be eleven groups with each group containing 2-3 members depending on class size. The members will be randomly assigned one of the following structures: Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm, Nucleus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosome, Mitochondria, Chloroplast, Chromosomes, Lysosome, DNA. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The class will then proceed the to the computer lab (or portables Mac lab) where you will break up into your groups. You and your groups will then have two class periods to research and find all the information necessary for your system. Your final product should include what the structure is, if the structure is part of a plant or animal cell (or both), what exactly it does, what other parts of the cell it interacts with, why this is important to cell function and one cool fact about cells/ and or the human body. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Your group must also collect the information necessary for the PowerPoint Presentation. A PowerPoint Guide Sheet will be provided. Here are some site that may be helpful in your search: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.galaxygoo.org/biochem/CellProject/the_cell.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/ </li></ul><ul><li>4. Though these sites will be very helpful, there are many other sites that can also be beneficial in your research. Therefore, do not limit yourselves to only these sites. After your group has collected all the necessary information, your group can begin the PowerPoint presentation. The presentation must be presented to your entire class and be at least 7 slides . The presentation must include all the information discussed in step 2. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Identifies structure and states if the structure is located in a plant, animal, or both kinds of cells ____ out of 5 Describes what the structure does and what other parts of the cell interact with your structure, why this is important to everyday cell function, and one cool fact about cells and/ or the human body ____out of 15 PowerPoint is creative with color, details, pictures, and sources used ____out of 5 All individuals put an equal effort into the presentation and research involved ____out of 5 All the members present the PowerPoint with equal amount of time presenting from each individual ____out of 5 TOTAL ____ out of 35
    6. 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Now that you have completed your journey through the structures of the cell you should have a basic understanding of why our cells are so important. You should also be able to describe the primary functions of all the structures and be an expert on the structure your group journeyed.
    7. 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] WebQuest Links: The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group Other References: http://www.galaxygoo.org/biochem/CellProject/the_cell.html http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/
    8. 8. Cells, Cells and more Cells! A Journey Through the Parts of a Cell [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 7th Grade Science Designed by Anne Timmerman [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    9. 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This activity is designed to give students a basic understanding of the functions and importance of different structures in animal and plant cells. Students will travel through the different structures by exploring a number of different websites that aide in their search. After students have familiarized themselves with the websites and structures, they will then be divided into groups where their group will be assigned a structure to further research and present to the entire class. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    10. 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson is designed for 7 th grade students. Life Science is the subject the lesson is designed for, but can be adapted for a basic English or Literacy class. Before students begin the lesson they need to know how to use basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. They also need to be familiar with how to use Google Search. Students will also need to have a background on the basic understanding of living systems. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    11. 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Science Standards Addressed: </li></ul><ul><li>There is a differentiation among levels of organization (cells, tissues, and organs) and their role within the whole organism </li></ul><ul><li>different types of cells have basic structures, components and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate tools, technologies, and metric measurements to gather and organize data and report results </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate results of their investigations in appropriate ways </li></ul><ul><li>Along with the standards addressed above, students will also get a basic understanding of how to use multiple types of computer software. Students will also learn how to work with other group members and how to better organize information. Students will also be able to work on their communication skills. </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    12. 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><ul><li>The teacher will first assign you to a group. . There will be eleven groups with each group containing 2-3 members depending on class size. The members will then be randomly assigned one of the structures listed under the task tab. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The class will then proceed the to the computer lab where you will break up into your groups. You and your groups will then have two class periods to research and find all the information necessary for your system. Remember, your final product should include what the structure is, if the structure is part of a plant or animal cell (or both), what exactly it does, what other parts of the cell it interacts with, why this is important to cell function, and one cool fact about cells and/ or the human body. Web diagrams are one of the most efficient way to organize information, but there are many other ways as well. Find the method that best works for you and your group. Here are some site that may be helpful in your search: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.galaxygoo.org/biochem/CellProject/the_cell.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/ </li></ul><ul><li>3. Though these sites will be very helpful, there are many other sites that can also be beneficial in your research. Therefore, do not limit yourselves to only these sites. After your group has collected all the necessary information, your group can begin the PowerPoint presentation. The presentation must be presented to your entire class and be at least 6 slides in length. The presentation must include all the information discussed in step 2 </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    13. 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Only one teacher is needed for this project. The following resources will be needed for students to complete the project: </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.galaxygoo.org/biochem/CellProject/the_cell.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/ </li></ul><ul><li>Students may also choose to reference Holt Science &Technology Life Science book which can be found in the classroom. </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    14. 14. Evaluation (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Identifies structure and states if the structure is located in a plant, animal, or both kinds of cells ____ out of 5 Describes what the structure does and what other parts of the cell interact with your structure, why this is important to everyday cell function, and one cool fact about cells and/ or the human body ____out of 15 PowerPoint must be creative and include color, details, ]pictures, and sources used ____out of 5 All individuals put an equal effort into the presentation and research involved ____out of 5 All the members present the PowerPoint with equal amount of time presenting from each individual ____out of 5 TOTAL ____ out of 35
    15. 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page First the students will being in the classroom and the teacher will randomly divide the students into their groups. They will randomly pick a system out of a jar that the student groups must research. The teacher should then explain the rules of the computer lab. The teacher should let the students know how important it is to stay on task and respect the computers and the other members of the group. The teacher should also remind the students that this is a group project, therefore all members of the group should be involved in the research and final product. The teacher will then explain the process of the lesson (see Process segment ). The teacher will also make sure students are aware that they can use any sites they find credible on the web. The sites listed are only suggestions. The teacher will explain the limited amount of time for each step in the process and why it is important to finish each task on the appropriate day or time. Limited amount of instruction will be given to the students because the lesson is designed to be an inquiry based project. Therefore, students will need to show their creativity and questions may be answered as they arise throughout the time period. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    16. 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Now that the students have completed their journey through the cell they should be able to have a basic of understanding of why structures and functions are important. They should also be able to describe the primary functions of all structures and be an expert on the structure their group journeyed. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    17. 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion WebQuest Links: The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group Other Website References: http://www.galaxygoo.org/biochem/CellProject/the_cell.html http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/ Book References: Holt Science &Technology Life Science

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