Learning animal cell in various ways

INTRODUCTION

We are studying animal cell structure by activating students to do something concrete and touchable with modelling clay or drawing with chalk and making a video.

Made by Kati Ahlqvist, Armfelt school, Salo, Finland

TOPIC

Animal cell structure and meaning of organelles

GOALS

Goals of transversal competences or 21th century skills

  • thinking and learning to learn
  • ICT competence

Goals of biology

  • to learn the structure of animal cell
  • to learn meaning of organelles
  • to use ICT
  • to work individually and collaboratively in the classroom and outdoors

ACTIVITY / METHOD

Students build an animal cell with modelling clay, they make little notes and name the organelles. Then they study the meaning of organelles and explain them to teacher.

Students draw an animal cell with chalk outside on asphalt. Then they take pictures or videos of their drawing. They make a video of the material and add organelles names and meanings.

MATERIALS

  • modelling clay
  • chalk
  • iPad or phone

USE OF ITC, APPS, WEBSITES

  • taking photos or video
  • editing video
  • iMovie

STUDENTS ACTIVITY LEVEL

High or mediate. If they do this in groups editing video activates only one or two students.

NEW IDEAS

You could collect a vlog of different subjects of human biology.

 

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