Color the Cellular Structures of the Ameba

worksheetThis worksheet describes the structures of the unicellular protist known as the ameba.  Though NGSS standards do not require units on protozoans, this can still be a useful exercise for examining how structure relates to function and how single-celled organisms move, consume food, and reproduce.

Students read a passage that describes cell parts such as the nucleus, contractile vacuole, endoplasm, and pseudopodia and then color these structures on a drawing of the ameba.  Worksheet questions can be answered by reading the passage carefully.

Grade Level:  7-10
Time Required:  20-30 minutes

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amebaCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

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

 

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