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Group Organelle Trading Card

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will research and then create a trading card about a specific organelle.

Main Curriculum Tie:
SEEd - Grade 7 (2017)
Strand 7.3: Structure and Function of Life 7.3.2

Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell in living systems and the way parts of cells contribute to cell function. Emphasize the cell as a system, including the interrelating roles of the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall.


  • computers with book-marked web sites
  • map of the school
  • wide plastic tape
  • student worksheet


Background For Teachers:
In groups of 3-4, students will the read book-marked web sites about specific a organelle. They will make a “trading card” for the organelle. Their trading card will feature a picture of the organelle on one side and information about it on the other. The class will exchange trading cards and fill in their data table. These organelles will be compared to a map of the school or the city.

Student Prior Knowledge:
how to use the computers (Mobile laptop labs work very well.)

Instructional Procedures:

  1. Use a projector to show the students how to use the computers.
  2. Give students a worksheet to find put the information onto.

Assessment Plan:
Scoring Guide:
Appropriate use of the time and computers will earn 25 points.
Complete information on their organelle 25 points.
Presentation of information 25 points.
25 points for taking correct notes while others present.
100 total.

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Oct 02 2014 08:18 AM