CELL ORGANELLE ANAOLGY PROJECT PHILOSOPHY: Give me a fish and I eat for a day, teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. DEFINITION: ANALOGY: A comparison between two things which are similar in some respects, but otherwise are different. Explaining something by comparing it point by point with something else. (Webster’s Dictionary) DIRECTIONS: 1. You will work in a team of 4 students. 2. You will select an animal or plant cell as the subject of your project. 3. Draw the type of cell you have selected in pencil on a regular 8½” x 11” white paper. The following organelles should be included: ANIMAL PLANT Cell Membrane Cell Wall Cytoplasm Cell Membrane Nucleus Cytoplasm Nucleolus Nucleus Mitochondria Nucleolus Golgi Apparatus Mitochondria Ribosomes Golgi Apparatus Lysosomes Chloroplasts Centrioles Endoplasmic Reticulum Vacuoles Vacuole Endoplasmic Reticulum Ribosomes Cytoskeleton Cytoskeleton 4. Correctly identify your cell as either a plant or animal cell on the paper. 5. Find the main function of each organelle. There are many resources, one useful one is www.scilinks.org. Use the topic: Cell Features and the keyword: HX056. 6. Find a magazine or newspaper picture of an everyday object which has a similar function or use as each organelle. 7. Write an analogy to show the similarity between the organelle and the everyday object you selected. Be sure to explain the reasoning behind your selection. For example: The nucleus is like a brain because it controls and coordinates the activities of the whole cell in the same way a s a brain controls and coordinates activities of the whole body. 8. Paste your picture in the center of a standard piece of poster board. 9. Paste the pictures of the everyday objects outside the cell on the poster board. 10. Label the pictures with your typed analogies and make a pointer or sting connecting the picture with the organelle. 11. Be prepared to share your analogies with the rest for the class. 12. Your project will be graded on neatness, completeness, originality, creativity, and presentation. It will be the equivalent of one quiz grade. TODAY: Work with your team and brainstorm ideas for the kinds of pictures you will select. Assign the tasks of drawing the cell, obtaining the poster board, typing the analogies, and divide up the picture assignments.
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