Cellular Basics for 5th Graders
Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. Cells contain the genetic material, or DNA, that makes each organism unique. Cells carry out all of the essential functions of life.
What is the smallest structure in the human body?
Cellula - The Building Block of Life
Cellula are the basic living units of all organisms. They are made up of a nucleus and other parts. Cellula come in different shapes and sizes and do different jobs in the body. Cellula can only be seen with a microscope, and are so tiny that millions can fit into a drop of water!
What do you think is the most important part of a cell?
- Cell Membrane
Did you know?
Cellulae contain structures known as organelles, which are similar to organs inside the human body. The function of these organelles is to help keep the cell alive and functioning. Cellulae are able to regulate their internal environment and respond to external stimuli. Cellulae can communicate with each other through chemical signals that are released into the environment.
What are the parts of a cell and what do they do?
How does the cell interact with its environment?
How would you explain the function of a cell to a friend who has never heard of it before?
What have you learned about cells?
What questions do you still have about cells?