A deep look into the structure and function of all the organelles in both animal and plant cells.

All living things are made up of cells. Humans have close to three trillion cells when they are adults. Organelles are smaller parts of the cell that each have their own function in the cell. The most fundamental forms of cells can be found in plants and animals. Plant cells are designed to completely aid in the process of photosynthesis. It takes a great deal to make that process successful for plants. Plant cells have a thick outer wall to help them handle all the water that is created by this process. Animal cells are designed to replicate a little faster. Many different animal cells have shorter cell cycles than plant cells which helps them to make copies of themselves faster.

The worksheet collection takes a deep look at all the parts of the various cells. We include fun puzzles along with your standard function sheets.

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Respiration Equations and Missing Terms

Fill in the blanks for the following biochemical equations.

Life Functions Matching Quiz

Place the letter that correct identifies the life function in the space to the left.

Animal and Plant Cell Venn Diagram

What is the same between them and what is different?

Cell Organelles

Describe the functions of each organelle and draw a picture to remind of its function.

The Animal Cell

Place the correct letter in the data table to indicate the correct organelle. Describe the function / purpose of each organelle in the cell.

Animal Cell vs. Your School

If you think about it, your school has many parts that allow it to function properly, just like an animal cell. Relate the functions of an animal cell's organelles to parts of your school that have a similar function.

The Plant Cell

Place the correct letter in the data table to indicate the correct organelle. Describe the function / purpose of each organelle in the cell.

Plant Cell vs. Your Community

If you think about it, your local community has many parts that allow it to function properly, just like an plant cell. Relate the functions of a plants cell’s organelles to parts of your community that have a similar function.

Organelles & Famous People

Many famous personalities have received public notice due to their unique characteristics. Cellular organelles also have unique characteristics. Relate the function of each of the following cellular organelles to a famous person based on that person’s personality or a position they once served.

Cell Word Search

The puzzle without a word bank.

Cell Word Search Clues

Goes right in hand with the worksheet above.

Cell Cryptogram

The question is: What does "DNA" stand for?

Cell Crossword

What organelle is it?

Cell Matching Quiz

Place the letter that correct identifies the organelle in the space to the left.

Cell Organelle Quiz

. If you were to compare a muscle cell of a human who is very active to that of an inactive person, what differences may you see in the organelles?

It is a Small World – A Very, Very, Very Small World!

You will be in groups of two; you will develop a Human community that has a similar structure and function as that of a plant cell and animal cell. Your group will present this idea to the class.

Draft Project Sheet

Relate each cellular organelle to a part of this community and describe it.

Draft Sheet 2

Describe the general environment of this community.

Rubric #1- Project

This is a standard rubric for the project.

Content Rubric

This focuses on the content of your presentation.

It's Just a Phase Their Going Through!

What phases do cells undergo during mitosis? What happens at each phase?

Microscope Labels

Below you will see a microscope label the following parts.

Jello Cell

The model is constructed with use of various food items. We suggest using a light colored Jell-o to allow for a transparent view through the cell you are about to construct.

Cell Model 2

Materials and steps to take page.

Building an Animal Cell

Take the yarn and surround the construction paper to form the cell membrane.

Part 2

The conclusion to the worksheet above.