NYT ARTICLE
Researchers Find a Type of Stem Cell May Have the Ability to Repair the Brain
By SANDRA BLAKESLEE
Published: February 20, 2004

 

Bell Ringer: These cells all look different. Who can tell me why they think they look different?

Objective/SWBAT: Students will understand that the body has different cells that function for different reasons. Students will be able to label the differenet parts of a cell and explain in their own words what each part does. (PA standard 3.3.10 B)

Discussion:
1) What are the different functions of different types of cells?
2) Identify the basic parts of a cell?
3) How do cells fit together to sustain life?

 

The cell and it's parts:

Activities:

http://www.quia.com/jg/219127.html
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/animcell.htm
http://personal.tmlp.com/Jimr57/tour/cell/cell.htm

 

Closure: There are numberous cells in our bodies that have different functions, for each different function the cell looks different but all cells are made up with the same parts, i.e. each cell has a nucleus, ribosome, lysosome, mitochondria, golgi, plasma membrane, and endoplasmic reticulum.