This project givea a rubric and outline for a student cell project. Student are invited to build a model of a cell where each organelle is not represented by something that has a similar look, but rather has a similar function. For example, mitochondria may be batteries as they both produce energy.
Each year I do a cell project with my middle school students during our unit on cells. Students, in groups, are charged with creating a 3D model of a cell. The twist is that the organelles can’t be represented as they actually look, but must be represented as their function. For example, the mitochondrion might be represented as a power plant because the mitochondrion converts energy stored in food into ATP for cells.
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Cristina from Savvy Secondary Science