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Cells: A Really Close Look At How Life Works

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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In 1676, a scientist named Antonie Leeuwenhoek scraped some plaque off his teeth and looked at it under his new invention called a microscope. The tiny living units he observed created
a whole new level of scientific understanding and a whole new level of appreciation for toothbrushes. This program will investigate
some of the ways your personal team of 75-trillion cells are interacting with each other to maintain the chemical reactions and physical processes necessary for life. Review the organelles that power individual cells and reveal some of the links between all life on Earth. On a cellular level, even while you’re sleeping,
you’re always quite busy.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00

Pre-payment required via P.O. or MC/VISA credit card.

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time, $105 each.


1 hour, grades 4-6

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons Any Interested party

Minimum participants:

No minimum required.

Maximum participants:

We suggest 30 or less for maximum participation.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will reschedule at no additional cost for programs canceled due to technical difficulties, unexpected DNA mutations, or rescheduled prior to two weeks within scheduled program date. We will add a 10% processing fee for rescheduling within two weeks of scheduled date. In case of apoptosis, please call our Senior Scheduler to find an alternate date. (216-231-4600 x 3215)

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

Matt Walters

Program Details


1. Students are asked to define key terms for the program (cells, organelles, tissues)
2. Different types of cells are compared in structure & function.
3. Preserved human organ specimens are shown to illustrate organelle functions.
4. Students are guided through a team illustration of the functions of organelles.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Students will:
Describe the relationships between cells, tissues, organs, and living organisms.
Identify the two classifications of cells.
Define differences between plant and animal cells.
Name the primary cell organelles and their functions.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

See Ohio State Standards below

State Standards

Life Science

Grade 6 Science: Life Science-Cellular to Multicellular
•Cells are the fundamental unit of life.
•Cells carry on specific functions that sustain life.
•Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.