Part 1 Cell Model
You will make a model of a plant or an animal cell. You are to creatively use materials to design and construct your own three-dimensional cell. You are encouraged to use cheap or free materials. Please DO NOT buy a bunch of supplies for this. Try to make do with stuff you find around your house. Some suggested materials for making the models include: glue, plastic wrap, rubber bands, yarn, twine, buttons, split peas, spaghetti, take out containers, paper towel tubes, Twizzlers, sprinkles, etc. Do not limit yourself to these materials. Be creative!
You must label the following cell parts that are appropriate to your cell:
Cytoplasm Cell membrane Cell wall Chloroplast
Mitochondrion Nucleus Vacuole Endoplasmic reticulum
Golgi bodies (apparatus) Lysosomes Ribosomes Other special features
Use the drawings in your textbook as guides in making your models (p. 20 and 21). Also, rely on your class notes and use other resources. A couple of great websites with more information are: www.cellsalive.com and Biology4kids.com ( http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_main.html)
You must make a chart or description cards describing each organelle and its function.