For the next 6 months or so, we will be focusing on Biology (living things) in our Science studies. We will be studying the general aspects and some specifics of animals, humans and insects. This lesson is on the Animal Cell. We learn its parts, we label them, we draw them, we use a hands-on 3D model and use a printable set (FREE to you!) to make it all easy to retain. Come look at what we did!
Animal Cell Books and Resources
Hands-on Animal Cell Model
This is the 3D Animal Cell model we got and it is great. I highly recommend it. It comes with 26 detachable parts, a display board and a labeling booklet and chart. We have fun putting it together over and over again. We love it that we can display it on its board because it simply is beautiful.
Free Animal Cell Printable Set
Here is our FREE printable set! Yes! You can download your own free animal cell printable set. Let me tell you what you will get in this set and how to use it. By the way, you will want to consider getting a laminator with thermal laminating pouches as well as dry erase markers (we like the washable kind) and/or dry erase crayons (again, we like the washable kind) for these activities.
You will get:
1) An image of the animal cell with 8 parts drawn and labeled. This one is great to learn 8 parts of the animal cell and use dry erase markers/crayons to color each part as your child repeats each part’s name. The parts of the cell are light in color to offer your child a frame of reference, but to still leave room for your child to draw his own animal cell parts.
2) An image of the animal cell with the 8 parts drawn and marked with arrows. The child will then use the first image to copy the names of each part and eventually, write them down by heart.
3) An image of the animal cell with only the nucleus in the center for reference. Your child will then use the first image to draw the rest of the parts of the cell and label each part.
4) An image of only the outside of the cell. Your child will use the first image as reference or just draw it and label it all by heart. This is a great image for quizzing.
5) Labels for the animal cell, its parts and some blank labels in case you wanted to teach more than 8 parts. In these activities, my son decided to label them all himself by writing them down, but I did include the labels, in case your child wanted to use those instead.