Cell Structures

What’s in a cell? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby show you all the different parts of those tiny things called cells! You’ll see how each cell is like a little factory, carrying out different daily activities to make things run smoothly. Find out what forms the outer layer of a cell, and what that outer layer does. Discover the responsibilities of the nucleus, as well as of other cell parts, like the cytoplasm, lysosomes, vacuoles and ribosomes. Plus, you’ll learn how cells take in raw materials and send out products. Cells sure have some hard workers inside them!

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
  • Lakeisha O’Neal

    Keisha O’Neal CBE2016

    I chose cell structures. The support materials are designed to match various learning styles. I like the “personalities, did you know, etc., just round the corner, and comic” under the read FYI section, there’s a make -a-map, two games, graphic organizers for vocabulary and parts of cells, and activity to label the cell and seek further research. Each addresses a different area of the topic and interest.