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You will be placed in scientific teams of three. Each of you must select a role on your team in one of the following positions;

1.      Laboratory Technician: will be responsible to record all groups information and findings.

2.       Researcher:  will be responsible to direct and guide the search in an organized fashion insuring that each major point of discovery will be made and all required parts of the process have been completed.

3.      Presentation Coordinator:  Will be responsible to place the information discovered into a format which can be presented electronically to the class.

Step One:

It is time to take a step back in time, your first assignment on the mission is to discover why it is Robert Hooke believed the cell to empty?


             History of Robert Hooke







Step Two:

Next, you will determine what tools are necessary to make the discovery of the living cell.







Step Three:

So, how does a cell compare?








Step Four:

What will you discover about the living cell?








Step Five:

Now you are each going to be the scientist in the actual laboratory.  You will create your own slides of a plant and animal cell.  You will need to observe both plant and animal cells through a microscope. Once you have completed your lab work you will label the parts of a cell on a diagram.  Discuss with your team members the different parts of the cell which can be identified through the microscope and record your findings.  Your findings should be included in your presentation for the classroom.


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Step Six:


As an individual review, analyze and interpret the information you have chosen to record.  Then as a group brainstorm your ideas on how best to compile and present your information review the following website on how to brainstorm:





Step Seven

Synthesize (bring all your research together to compile) the information that you think is the most important to include in your presentation on the living cell.



Step Eight

            Now create your findings in a PowerPoint format and present your findings to the scientific community.