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Getting Nerdy® Science—Cells: Interactive Notebook Activity Pack

Downloadable resource

Engage your students with Interactive Notebook Activity Packs. The Interactive Notebook flippers will have your kids “flipping” their way through learning all about science. Disseminate these lessons as you see fit whether creating a PowerPoint, in a class discussion or as small group activities. The possibilities are endless! Each Interactive Notebook Activity Pack includes directions for and photographs or examples of each activity, teacher notes and answer keys.

Includes 140+ PDF pages (30 activities), including differentiated black line and color templates, covering the following topics:

  • Characteristics and needs of living things
  • Levels of organization
  • Cell introduction
  • Cell comparison
  • Cellular transport
  • Cellular respiration and photosynthesis
  • Cell reproduction

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-1. Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells
MS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
MS-LS1-7. Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism