Grade 7 Students Build Models of Cells to Show their Understanding

Concordia Grade 7 science students were asked to develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and the way the parts cells contribute to the function. 

Students shared what they learned. 

“There is mitochondria in plant cells and it produces energy for the whole cell - every living thing has cells” - Ella and Chau Anh

“I think the cell is like a factory or a school, with many things going on, and it has organelles that transfer protein.”  - Minh Hanh and Anna

“We learned about the different organelles, the different jobs they do in the cell, how the cell processes energy.” - Thaico

“We learned that the cell membrane is semi-permeable and is the part of the cell that decides which materials can get into and out of the cell.” - Pia

“By making my cell model, I learned the many different types of organelles that make up the cell structure, and that the nucleus is the main part that controls everything.” - Eun Byeol

“I learned how cells interact with the organelles and that cytoplasm is the jelly-like substance that fills the cell model.” - Ye Eun

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