Educator Resources for Cell Specialization

What’s the difference between a brain cell and a cell in your little toe? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain all about cell specialization! You’ll find out about the two basic types of cells and how they are different. You’ll also discover the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells. Plus, you’ll learn what the shape and size of some cells, like nerve cells, red blood cells, and xylem cells, can tell you about their jobs. It’s hard not to appreciate how cells do their unique jobs after seeing this movie!

Lesson Plans

Vocabulary Development Lesson Plan: Using a Word Map

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-3