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Have fun introducing cells! Your fourth grade and fifth grade students will love looking under the microscope, watching cool videos, and exploring cell parts with the organelle trail project. Visit for ideas, activities, links, and freebies.


Mitosis and Meiosis Teaching Ideas: Coloring Activities, Video Project Ideas, and Animations for teaching cell division. Blog Post by Science with Mrs. Lau

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Cell Structure, Function & Cellular Processes - Science Interactive Notebook

Over 30 Interactive Notebook activities for teaching cell organelles and processes in science.


My students turned my whole classroom into a giant cell! Each group of students built an organelle (with a rough scale model in relation to the size of the classroom) and presented them to the class. I love this because it helps students really connect

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Plant and Animal Cell Printables Grades 4-6

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Cells, Cells, Cells!These completely student-run seven cell stations require approximately three class periods to complete. Aligned with the NGSS, these cell stations focus on these main ideas: levels of organization, structure and function of organelles, differences between plant and animal cells, and mitosis.Students will receive a packet to complete as they travel from station to station in groups.

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Cell Theory Graphic Organizer

This graphic organizer can be used to introduce or review the Cell Theory with your student. Includes timeline of important discoveries supporting the cell theory and visuals to help students remember the topic. Students can fill in the blanks and color it.