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The lesson in this chapter is designed to open a unit on cells and cell parts. In the exploration, students will view plant, animal, and bacteria cells through a microscope while looking for the answers to their own questions about cells. The reading will provide essential cell-related vocabulary that the students can apply to the visual images they created for themselves during the exploration.

Grade Levels

Middle School


Instructional Materials Interdisciplinary Life Science Literacy Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/1/2010Stock # PB275X_5

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