Color a Plant Cell and Identify Functions

plant cell

Students learn the structures found in a plant cell by coloring them according to directions. I created this basic drawing that shows a sketch of eukaryote organelles with a key to color each. Students may use their textbook or other resources to identify each part.

The image shows the mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole, chloroplasts, and ribosomes. Each structure has a color, like green for chloroplasts. This worksheet does not take long to complete and is a good complement to a short lesson or lab on plant cells.

One of my favorite cell toys is this foam model that shows the organelles of the plant cell. It’s a soft model and can be passed or even tossed around the classroom.

This can also be assigned with the animal cell coloring worksheet or students who are working from home can use the remote version that is a “drag and drop” activity using Google slides.

Grade Level:  6-12  |  Time Required:  15-20 minutes

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular