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6th Grade Science / Lesson 4 - Plant Cells

Plant Cell
What will we be learning today?


  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about what is inside a plant cell and how do plant and animals cells compare.

  • We will begin today's lesson, by seeing what is inside a plant cell.


What Is Inside Plant Cells?


  • Both plant and animal cells have several structures in common.

  • If you were to compare a lion with a rosebush, you would find many differences.

  • When the individual cells of these organisms are compared, they have many characteristics in common.

  • Cells are the basic units of structure and function for both plant and animal cells. Many of these cells have the same types of structures.

  • Look at the next slide at the picture of a cell from the leaf of a green plant.



How Do Plant Cells and Animal Cells Compare?


  • Plant cells contain some structures that are not found in animal cells. Compare the diagram of the typical plant cell with that of the animal cell, which is on the next slide.


  • Which cell structures are found only in plant cells?

  • Why do you think that plant cells have these structures and animal cells do not?


Let's Review What We Learned Today!


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