CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC

Journey Into the Living Cell

Student Programs Lesson Information, Standards Correlations, and Post Visit Activities

Journey into the Living Cell: The DuPont Planetarium takes students from the vastness of outer space to the intricacy of our inner space as students learn about cells. The program visits major cell organelles and explains their basic functions and structure. Before entering the planetarium, students form a “cell” in the gallery and become acquainted with the names and functions of the major organelles as they role-play how those organelles would act on raw material entering the cell.

Traveling Science Kits that support or extend this lesson
Pre & Post Visit Activities

This lesson supports the following standards:


7-2.1 Summarize the structures and functions of the major components of plant and animal cells (including the cell wall, the cell membrane, the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles).
7-2.2 Compare the major components of plant and animal cells.

Language Arts

7-1.7 Create responses to literary texts through a variety of methods (for example, written works, oral and auditory presentations, discussions, media productions, and the visual and performing arts).


Please direct inquiries to:
Student Programs
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313


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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/JourneyCell.html (January 2009)