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  • In this activity, students learn about the contents of a cell. They explore some of the main organelles within a cell using the analogy of a school, an online interactive and/or by making something edible.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • name some of the organelles within a cell
    • explain some of the functions of some of the organelles.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.

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