Educator Resources for Cell Command
In Cell Command, students embark on a series of exciting missions aboard a microscopic “cell ship.” At the outset, students operate a single station (e.g., the ribosome station), but eventually command all the ship’s functions (e.g., duplication, membrane, mitochondria, golgi complex) simultaneously. Successfully completing missions (e.g., mitigating the “cellular crises” that emerge when wounds need healing or muscles need flexing) earns “cell experience” that allows students to upgrade their cell ship, their skills as commander, and the skills of their crew.
In this animal cells lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the parts of an animal cell. Students will describe what happens to food and energy when it enters the cell and use an interactive game to explore cell structures virtually. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »