CELL ANALOGY PROJECT INFORMATION:


Cells, the basic units of life, are often compared to a pizza parlor, a factory, or even an entire city. In this project, you will need to make an analogy to compare the function of a plant cell to the parts and functions of another analogy (besides a factory).

Instructions:
  • Analogy of your choice (with approval) to compare to plant cell
    • *Analogy decision – due Thursday, Oct 31st
  • May work by yourself or with one other partner from ANY of my classes
  • Complete 2 parts for this project worth 50 points (test grade)

26 pts – Cell Analogy Explanation Worksheet (Graded individually)
  • Worksheet (attached) lists the required organelles for you to compare
  • The FUNCTIONS between the cell and analogy must match (not appearance)
  • Grading based on how you explain your analogy in the worksheet
    • 2 points per organelle (has 13 organelles)
  • *Rough draft of this worksheet is due Wednesday, Nov. 7th (cell function/analogy)

24 pts – Cell Analogy Visual Poster (Same grade for both partners)
  • Draw the analogy (NOT A CELL)
  • Hand-drawn, colored, detailed portrayal of your cell analogy
  • Neatness counts
  • Poster board NO SMALLER than a TATU book cover
  • Use a ruler for your straight edges!
  • Label both the cell part and the analogy part that’s represented
    • Example: Central Office (Nucleus)



      Project (Worksheet and Poster) Due Tues, November 12th


Optional EXTRA CREDIT – 20 TEST POINTS
This is the only extra credit being offered before the end of the semester

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRA CREDIT:
    • 1.) BUILD: a three-dimensional (3D) model of your cell analogy (i.e. city, etc).
      • 3D means your model should be at least 4 cm tall
      • Length and width of model must be no smaller than a TATU book cover
    • 2.) LABEL: BOTH the part in the cell city and the cell part that’s represented in your model (just like you did on the poster!)

MATERIALS:
  • You can use cardboard boxes, toys, household objects like toothpicks, cotton balls, or craft store objects like pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks etc. – whatever you can come up with!
  • You may not use food for any part of your model
  • Use your creativity and imagine – HAVE FUN!


  • Extra Credit Models are due Tues, November 19th


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