Curriculum Expectation

Overall Expectation

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure and function of plant and animal cells and cell processes.

Specific Expectation

Compare the structure and function of plant and animal cells.

Learning Objectives/Big Idea

Identify the differences between animal and plant cells.

Binogi Related Resources

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Additional Resources

National Geographic. (n.d.). Comparing plant and animal cells: Identify the differences between plant and animal cells and how these differences relate to their cellular functions. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/comparing-plant-and-animal-cells/


Plant cell, animal cell, organelles, nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, vacuole, mitochondria, lysosomes, and photosynthesis.

The Glossary Sheets to the left include terms from Binogi’s Animal Cell and Plant Cell Videos in English and other languages.

Activity: Minds-on/Action

Activity: Consolidation

Flipped Classroom

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Students are assigned to watch the Binogi video on the Animal Cell and the Binogi video on the Plant Cell prior to the lesson. (Make sure students have an access to internet). Then, they record at least 1 question and 1 interesting/surprising fact they learned from the video to share with the class Padlet or Scrumblr.

Language Friendly Pedagogy

Students can use the Concept Detective table to understand new concepts they are learning. They may include a description in English or a language of their choice. They can draw a picture or add an image to explain the meaning of one of the concepts they learned.