Cells behaving good or bad: An inquiry based activity

 Author: Elena Rosca 

DisciplineLife Sciences 

 Grade Level: 9-12

 Created in 2002

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Overview: 

This lesson plan is developed to introduce students on the influence of surfaces onto cellular behavior. Students will start this inquiry by developing testable hypothesis and experimental protocols and progress through the activity by making observations on cellular behavior and developing possible explanations for their observations. This activity is inspired by current ongoing research. At the end of this lesson students will present their findings through a presentation, which is analogous to disseminating information through scientific meetings.

Keywords: Cell Surface, Cellular Behavior, Cell Function, Cellular Shape, Cell Appearance

Standards:

National Science Standards

  • CONTENT STANDARD A, CONTENT STANDARD E, CONTENT STANDARD G 

Arizona State Standards

Strand 1: Inquiry Process

Concept 1: Observations, Questions and Hypotheses - Formulate predictions, questions, or hypotheses based on observations. Evaluate appropriate resources.

PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4.

Concept 2: Scientific Testing (Investigating and Modeling) - Design and conduct controlled investigations.

PO1, PO2, PO3,PO4, PO5. 

Concept 3: Analysis, Conclusions and Refinements - Evaluate experimental design, analyze data to explain results and propose further investigations.

PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4.

Concept 4: Communication - Communicate results of investigation

PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4. 

 

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