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The Incredible Edible Cell

You will be required to construct a model of a plant OR animal cell. All models must be made
out of edible materials that will remain fresh at least 3 days without refrigeration. Avoid using
materials that have an unpleasant odor or that may be considered offensive!

Each model must include all of the following organelles:
Cell wall (if plant cell) Ribosomes
Cell membrane Mitochondria
Nucleus Vacuoles
Cytoplasm Lysosomes (if animal cell)
Endoplasmic Reticulum Chloroplasts (if plant cell)
Golgi Bodies
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Model Portion: (50 points)
1. Is your name on the project?
2. Is the cell type identified? Tell if it is a plant or animal cell.
3. Is the model a 3-D representation of a plant or animal cell?
4. Are all the organelles included? (10 for plants cells, 9 for animal cells)
5. Are the organelles correctly labeled? Each organelle must be labeled with its name and
function. You may label each organelle or use a key.
6. Are the relationships between the parts (if any) shown correctly? Are the ribosomes on
the endoplasmic reticulum? Is the endoplasmic reticulum near the nucleus? If a plant cell,
are the chloroplasts around the vacuole?
7. Are the materials acceptable?

Trifold/ Poster Portion: (50 points)

Label both cell picture and structure (analogy) picture and color code them.
To make grading easier, use the following format



Inside of poster







Cell picture
Analogy
picture
Title

Comparative
Chart


1. Choose which type of cell (plant or animal) you will be comparing to some real life structure.
The type of cell you choose will be the TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT.
2. On the planning chart, list all the organelles that you would find in your type of cell.
3. Choose some real life structure or entity that you are familiar with to make a comparison.
4. You must compare at least 9 structures for full credit.
5. Write a short explanation to help justify your choice. This must be on your planning chart
attached to your poster. Use your notes on cell organelles and functions and/or your textbook
to help you with the assignment.
6. Label both drawings with the organelle names. BE NEAT!


Keep in Mind:

You may use the following materials, but they cannot count as part of the cell:

Container, plastic wrap, paper, or toothpicks. Keep in mind that these projects will be eaten after
they have been graded!


BONUS: You could be awarded with a bonus (5 extra credit points) if your project is selected to
be the Most Accurate, Most Attractive, or Most Delicious. Students will vote to decide the
winner in each category.


PROJECT DUE: 9/22/14 A-Day 9/23/14 B-Day












Mitochondria
Powerhouse of the Cell
Example Label
Students Name(s) __________________________________

TYPE OF CELL:
COMPARATIVE STRUCTURE:
PART OF
CELL
ANALOGY JUSTIFICATION


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