Engage your students with a game that makes learning about organelles and their functions fun and collaborative.
What's My Function is an alternative to worksheets and flashcards for students who are memorizing the organelles and their functions as expected in the 7th grade standard, 7.12D. This standard has been assessed on STAAR and is also foundational for several Biology standards including B.4B (readiness) and B.6C (supporting).
In groups of 3 to 4, students will read clues about organelle functions. They will then identify the organelle that has that particular function. While this game is designed to be played competitively, it can also be played collaboratively if that fits the needs of your classroom better.
This file is licensed for the intended use of one teacher. If you want the What's My Function game for multiple teachers, enter the number of teachers in the quantity field.
When you purchase 2 or more, enter the code: "organelle" to receive a 25% discount.
NOTE: Once you place an order, you will receive an email with a file of all the materials you need to get started. These materials are made to be printer-friendly. Print all pages on a legal (8.5x14) size paper, double-sided. You can print as many copies as you need for your classroom. Color copies are recommended. Print on card stock or laminate for longevity.
What's My Function was developed by Shawna Weibusch.
Shawna is a secondary science Specialist at ESC Region 13.
Shawna previously taught for Del Valle ISD and Bastrop ISD. She found herself drawn to students who just couldn't seem to catch a break. She began to develop strategies for working with the kids who felt like, for one reason or another, the system had given up on them. "I'm very much a proponent of giving a voice to the kids who don't feel like they have one. The biggest thing I try to do is give teachers permission to do things differently," she said. "Find ways to reach the kids you're not currently reaching."