Animal Cell Anatomy

Why

What is inside an animal cell? Illustrate the anatomy in sparkling detail.


Steps

1. A cell is the basic unit of life. Research the parts of an animal cell. How do animal cells differ from plant cells?


2. Draw a model of an animal cell. Use different colors of Metallic FX Crayons and Metallic Colored Pencils to draw each part. Label the cell parts in the model.


3. Compare your animal cell drawing with your classmates. How are the models similar? What differences do you see? How could you alter the drawing to make it a model of a plant cell?


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Adaptations

  • Look at some slides of plant and animal cells through a microscope. Can you identify the parts you have studied? How is the appearance of the cells different from the drawings you have studied?
  • Create a drawing of a plant cell to illustrate the differences from animal cells.
  • What function does each part of the cell provide? List the physiology of animal cell parts.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Metallic Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Metallic FX Crayons

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12

subjects

  • Science
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students identify the parts of an animal cell.

  • Children compare and contrast the differences between plant and animal cells.

  • Students draw a model of an animal cell and correctly label each of its parts.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards