Tech Lesson 05-5:  Animal and Plant Cell Simulation Project (Scratch)

Demonstrates understanding of basic technology and telecommunication tools
Operates Basic technology tools and applications
CSTA Level I Standard 4: (3rd to 5th) Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
CSTA Level I Standard 5: (3rd to 5th) Use technology tools for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create presentations, and publishing activities to create presentations for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
CSTA Level I Standard 9: (3rd to 5th) Determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tools and technology resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.

Basic Skills:

S5L3 Students will diagram and label parts of various cells (plant, animal, single-celled, multi-celled)
S5CS4 Students will use ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.


Students identify parts of plant and animal cells
Students create an interactive Scratch Program that illustrates the different parts of cells.

Process:  (Student Directions)

1. Students Make a list of the parts of plant and animal cells
2. Students write down the function and location of each part of the cell.
3. Students use Paint or Scratch to draw the parts of the cell.  If students are using 4.  Scratch, be sure to use a separate sprite for each cell part.  
5. Students using Paint can save their work in their home directories.  Students using Scratch must save their work in the "Tech Club 2009 ##" folder on the local computer.  

Cell Parts:

Plant Cell:
-Cell Membrane
-Cell Wall

Animal Cell:
-Cell Membrane

Web Resources:
Cell Movie and Quiz (Flash File)

Parts of Animal Cells:

Plant Cells: