Cell Unit Update!
This Cells Unit covers cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the organelles of the cell, and now goes into more detail about chloroplast anatomy, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis, and more.
We just finished a big unit on plant cells and photosynthesis, studying everything from the organelles of plant cells to details about chloroplasts and the process of photosynthesis (light-dependent and light-independent reactions).
While we have studied cells before, I wound up basically creating a new packet because I had a number of new images I wanted to incorporate into this unit. I have just added nearly 50 pages of new material to the Cells Unit making it more than 150 pages!
Organelles of the Cell Worksheets
We started by talking about the organelles of the plant cell. These are similar to those found in animal cells, with a couple of exceptions.
- Lysosomes are not commonly found in plant cells. Lysosomes are not needed in plant cells because they have cell walls that are tough enough to keep the large/foreign substances out of the cell.
- Centrioles are absent from the cells of higher plants.
There are a number of different worksheets in this section – matching, fill-in-the-blank, cut-and-paste and blank worksheets. My kids filled in the blank worksheet at the end of the unit and were proud of how much they had learned! 🙂
Including notebook pages on Chloroplasts, Light-Dependent Reaction, Light-Independent Reaction (Calvin Cycle), Transpiration, Stomata & Guard Cells
We then went on to talk about the process of photosynthesis.
- We talked about the parts of the chloroplasts.
- Light-Dependent Phase of Photosynthesis
- Light-Independent Phase or Calvin Cycle
- Stomata (Stoma) & Guard Cells
The answers are provided for these notebook pages.
This new PDF of Plant Cells and Photosynthesis has been ADDED to the Cell Unit. There are now more than 150 pages in the Cells Unit.
What age is this Cell Unit for?
When we first studied cells, my kids were in upper elementary and middle school students. My kids were ages 9 and 11 when we first did this unit. My 7 year old joined in too because that’s how it is when you homeschool! 😉 The most recent updates include material that is suitable for middle school and high school. (My kids were 12 and 15 when we did this unit on plant cells and photosynthesis.)
If you have the Cell Unit, Human Body BUNDLE 2 or the Biology BUNDLE of 5 be sure to check your PayPal email for the update email with your download link! If you need help or need that link sent to you again, feel free to email me!
This unit includes more than 150 pages of materials! I will include more photos of what is included down below.
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A Study of Cells Packet
This packet is now 150+ pages!
Some years, we continued on from this unit to talk about human cells (then tissues, organs, systems). You can see more about that unit here: Human Body Systems: Cells, Tissues, Organs, Systems
$29.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 2: Human Body Systems, A Study of Cells Unit, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (We often talked about cells as we started our Human Body Units… then went on to talk about human body cells, tissues, organs & systems… and then would move on to a different body system each year. Generally as homeschoolers, we covered just one or two major body systems each year before moving on to another science topic.) Visit this page Human Body Bundle Page for lots more details and pictures of each of these units!
Biology Bundle of 5
The Cell Unit is also available in our Biology BUNDLE. The Biology Bundle of 5 includes these 5 packets:
1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) – (70 pages)
2) Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet (60 pages)
3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities (100+ pages)
4) Cells Unit (150 pages)
5) Botany Unit (70+ pages)
These packets can be purchased together or separately. See the Biology BUNDLE Page for more details and lots more pictures!
Our units are PDF digital downloads.
$28.99 Biology BUNDLE of 5: 1) Biology Unit (Biomes, habitats, food chains/webs, feeding relationships) 2) Scientific Classification & Taxonomy Packet 3) Ocean Unit & Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone Activities 4) Cells Unit 5) Botany Unit
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$6.99 Botany Packet — Plant Classification, Life Cycle of the Moss, Fern, Conifer, Angiosperms, Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed, Seed & Fruit Development, Monocots vs Dicots – plus Carnivorous Plants Mini-Unit
$8.99 Ocean Unit – Layers of the Ocean/Ocean Zone: Marine Habitats, Coral Reefs, Tide Pools, Water Form Words, Ocean navigation, Features of the ocean floor, salinity, ocean tides & currents, ocean life, bioluminescence & more!
$6.99 Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet (100 pages) dichotomous key activity, Linnaeus & the history of classification, learn the Animalia phyla (Annelids, Platyhelminthes, Nematodes, Cnidaria, Animalia, etc.)
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