Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cell Diversity Lab - Cell Organelle Project

Cell Diversity Lab: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Finished today!  Remember that the lab questions are due Monday.  This means you start Monday with the CELL DIVERSITY LAB QUIZ.  Don't forget!  It is open notes - but only with your composition book.

Today we also took Organelle Notes.  I know this is a lot of information.  It is all out of the book: section 3.2.  There are many tools in the book and online (!) which can help you sort out parts of the cell.

If you want to look at the PowerPoint again, a copy of it is in the Black Binder on the bookshelf in the back of the classroom.


Cell Organelle Project

Due: Wednesday October 29, 2008 by 2:30pm.

This project will be completed outside of class.

You will produce a travel brochure that describes a plant or animal cell as if it were a real destination. This could be an amusement park, ball park, zoo, farm, mall, etc., there are many possibilities!

You must accurately describe and diagram at least 10 organelles (attractions) from the list below. In your brochure, you must justify how you have represented their functions. The associated drawings or graphics must include the object the organelle represents as well as the drawing or graphic of the actual organelle. If you draw, you must draw neatly and your organelles must be neatly colored.
  • Decide on a plant or animal cell – each has its own specialized parts.
  • A good way to start would be to define and describe the function of each organelle/structure.
  • Figure out how the parts work together.
  • Decide on a business/vacation destination/factory/etc.
  • Align organelles and structures with the parts of your destination.

I will not accept projects that are not submitted in a brochure-like format.
I will not accept projects that do not fit into an 8 ½ inch by 11 inch area.

Plant Cells:
  • Central Vacuole
  • Cell Wall
  • Chloroplast
Animal Cells:
  • Centriole
  • Lysosome
All Cells:
  • Cell Membrane
  • Centrosome
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Golgi Aparatus
  • Mitochondrion
  • Nucleus
  • Nucleolus
  • Plasma Membrane
  • Ribosome
  • Vacuole
  • Vesicle
These Organelles and Structures are described in the textbook Ch. 3.2.

Humor and creativity are strongly encouraged.

Note: At moments your teacher can be "thought impaired". Make sure you have a good justification as to why you have represented your organelles in the manner you have in your brochure.

  • Organelles described in the brochure with accuracy, having both a real organelle picture and a real world representation picture. 
  • Brochure Design Neat, no scribbles, visible white-out, erasing, etc.
  • Brochure uses at least 6 colors in design. Neat, with few visible corrections.
  • High degree of creativity, humor, and originality
  • Grammar & Spelling: Fewer than 2 errors
  • Rubric Rubric Attached, 10 Organelles included

Total Points Awarded: / 70 possible points

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