Lesson plan for use with Powers of Minus Ten Bone
In this lesson, students use the app, Powers of Minus Ten Bone, to discover the innerworkings of cells and their organelles. Exploration of the app is guided with the use of a scaffolded worksheet as well as a class discussion. Later in the lesson, student groups are assigned a specific organelle and use the information contained in the app to draw similarities and differences between the buildings in a city to the organelles inside a cell. Students will construct a clay model of an organelle as well as a model of a city building. Finally, student groups are asked to present their work via a class presentation followed by a creative writing assignment.