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"Structural units of higher organisms." World Book Advanced, World Book, 2018. Online image, www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/media?id=pc329550. Accessed 19 Sept. 2018.

Schedule

Day 1 (10/22 - Library) - Encyclopedia & World Book w/Mrs. Lasswell      

Day 2  (10/23 - Library)- Start Research w/2 sources

Day 3  (10/30 - Library)- Noodletools

Day 4 (10/31 - Library) - Ebsco & SIRS

Day 5 (11/1 - Library) - Research

Day 6 (11/5 - Library - Last Day) - Research    

Assignment Information

Option 1- The Research Paper    

                  

What effect does your type of cell (or virus) have on the functioning of the human body?  After researching 5+ reliable informational texts on your chosen type of cell, write a short report (5 or more paragraphs) that investigates its structure, function, and malfunction (break-down, illness, injury, or disease).  Be sure to provide evidence from your research to support your work and describe the challenges the cell/tissue faces (or causes) in surviving and thriving.

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Option 2- The Researched Narrative

Can you personify your cell and write a story about the challenges it faces or causes in functioning?  After researching 5+ reliable informational texts on your chosen type of cell, write a narrative that creatively depicts its structure, function, and malfunction (break-down, illness, injury, or disease).  Use figurative language (e.g. hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, simile, metaphor, idiom, and analogy) and elements of plot (characters, setting, conflict, rising action events, climax, falling action events, resolution, and title) to develop a story that helps the reader understand the challenges the cell/tissue faces (or causes) in surviving and thriving.  

Possible Cell Types or Virus:

  • muscle
  • nerve (neurons)
  • bone
  • red blood cell
  • white blood cell
  • epithelial (skin)
  • lung tissue
  • heart tissue cells
  • retina
  • sperm/egg
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Streptococcus
  • Staphylococcus
  • Bubonic Plague or Black Death (Yersinia pestis)
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza virus
  • Rhino virus
  • HIV
  • Smallpox
  • multiple sclerosis
  • HPV
  • Giardia (protist)
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Plasmodium (malaria protist)