Mrs. Deringer -

Laboratory Investigation: Build a Plant Cell Model

Purpose: To help you memorize the functions of each the cell organelles.

The cell model you are building will look NOTHING like a real cell. Nor will it look like any cell illustration you have seen. The purpose of this assignment is to create a plant cell model based on each organelle's function.

You will be given two weeks to complete this project. Please do not wait unit the night before the due date to begin.

Procedure:

1. We completed column #2: "Function" on page 48 or 49 together in class.

(Please note lab book page 48 and 49 are exactly alike. You can use page 48 as your draft copy if you like, to jot down your ideas.)

Organelle Function Item to represent Reason
Cell Wall To provide protection and support the plant cell. Controls what comes in and out of the cell    

 

 

 

Procedure:

2. Complete column #3: "Item to represent" on page 48 or 49.

In this column you are going to choose an item, idea, object, place, person etc. that represents the organelle's function.

Look at the chart to the right I have done an example for you.

You cannot choose the same item to represent two different organelles in the cell.

 

Organelle Function Item to represent Reason
Cell Wall To provide protection and support the plant cell. Controls what come in and out of the cell
Security guard at the front door
 

Each organelle's item to represent is worth 2 points= Total 18 points

 

 

 

Procedure:

3. Complete column #4: "Reason" on page 48 or 49.

In this column you are going to explain the reason why you chose the item that you did. This section is worth the most points. To earn the full points you need fully explain how the item relates to the organelle's function.

Look at the chart to the right I have done an example for you.

 

Organelle Function Item to represent
Reason
Cell Wall To provide protection and support the plant cell. Controls what come in and out of the cell
Security guard at the front door
I chose the security guard at the door because he protects the store and controls what comes in and out of the store.

Each organelle's item to represent is worth 8 points= Total 78 points

Procedure:

5. Label your model.

Your Plant Cell model itself . . .

a. should be a well constructed 3-D model (5 points)

b. contain a cell organelle key OR each organelle labeled. (5 points)

On the due date bring in this chart completely filled out and your plant cell model.

Don't worry if you are not really good at art, this is not an art project. Your model will be graded based on the rubric. Try to recycle materials around your house and use them for your project. Old toys are perfect.

Have Fun!!!

 

 

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Winners of 2015

 

 

 

Winners of 2013 .


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