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Build your own cell

Build your own cell teachers pack and students sheets (PDF 3.52MB)

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Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things and one of the key scientific ideas that pupils encounter in secondary science. Understanding what cells do, their requirements, and their specialisation into tissues and organs, helps pupils to understand why complex living organisms are the way they are. Scientists have been able to explain many biological processes, such as respiration, photosynthesis and genetic inheritance, due to cell biology.

About the resource

This resource is suitable for Key Stage 3 (11-13 year olds) Pupils can make their own models of plant and animal cells using the cut and paste templates. There are teachers’ notes and links to some of the latest research being carried out on cells by scientists. The resource also includes a literacy exercise, crossword and word search to help students develop their scientific literacy.