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Intro to Cells- Pro/Eukaryotic, Plant and Animal Cells Flex Class

In this 4-week Flex class, participants will learn about Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells, phospholipids, organelles, and their functions, as well as compare/contrast plant/animal cells. Hands-on activities will be presented in each class!
Jenny Simonson M.Ed.
316 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

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Class Experience

Students will identify similarities and differences in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Students will identify the importance of phospholipids in cells.
Students will idendify cell stuctures and functions for plant and animal cells.
Week 1- Edible Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Models. Participants will need a plastic Ziploc bag, spoon, Jell-o cup, Nerds candy and either Skittles or M&M's. Week 2- Phospholipids and begin identifying cell structures and functions. Participants will need water, dish soap, Qtips, paper bowl. Optional extra activity supplies would include milk, food color, dish soap and Qtips. Week 3- The Animal Cell. Participants will need 4-6 different colors of Play Doh. Week 4- The Plant Cell. Participants will need 4-6 different colors of Play Doh.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Kahoot is an Outschool approved external site and does not require that you create an account to play. However, many families using Kahoot on a phone, Kindle or other tablet style device often choose to download the app. 


Jenny Simonson M.Ed.Certified Teacher, Homeschool Mom and Traveler.
316 total reviews
280 completed classes

About Me

I grew up in Wisconsin where I completed my  undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at UW Stout. I've taught for the public school system for 14 years in a variety of positions including classroom teacher, interventionist, ELL teacher... 
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