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Cells and Genes Activities

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YEAR 8 SCIENCE – CELLS ACTIVITIES 29th NOVEMBER
Complete as many activities as you can from the list below. Completing each activity is worth 1 point.
If you score 10 points then you get chocolate next week! At least 5 points will be needed by next week to participate in the lolly cell
activity we’ll be doing!
1. Model of a cell (1 point for each different type of cell)
2. Play snap with the definitions of cells
Create a model of a cell using different art supplies (like the Play snap. If you’re not sure how to play, google the rules.
example below). If you’d like a challenge, make a plant cell or an Snap the cards when the definition matches the term.
animal cell too.
The cards are at the front of the room. You will have to cut them
up.
3. Play the online cell organelle games (1 point per game)
You can find these here:
https://www.quia.com/jg/65947.html
4. Write an argument or
speech as to whether we
should allow gene editing
and eugenics (3 points for
this)
Research gene editing and
eugenics.
Read this article:
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/28/health/genetic-editing-hespeaks-int/index.html
Write you argument: should gene editing be allowed?
5. Gather pictures (not diagrams) of the different cell types in the 6. Nanotechnology – artificial immune systems and cyborgs
human body
Read this article:
If you’d like to go further with this, explain what each cell does.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/ray-kurzweil-on-nanobotsand-the-immune-system-2016-4?r=US&IR=T
Write your opinion on what Ray
Kurzweil wants humanity to do. If
you’d like to go further with this, think
about how we could replace all the
parts of the human body with artificial
parts and design a cyborg!
7. Viruses
8. Play the Plague Inc game (it’s really addictive)
Explore and explain how viruses work. Do they have cells? Do you Try and create a disease to take over the world!
think this makes them living or not?
http://www.puffgames.com/games/plague-inc/
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