Cells: The Inside Story

In this activity, students will research the structure and function of major cell organelles and use an analogy to another system to describe the functions. Students will communicate their understanding in a digital slideshow or scrapbook and a written narrative.
Subjects: Science, Biology
Prior Knowledge: Students should have experience using the Internet for research. Students must be able to locate and download public domain images. Students should have basic understanding of the hierarchical organization of organisms (whole organism, organ systems, organs, tissues, cells, cell organelles, etc.).
Key Concepts and Terms: Cell membrane (or plasma membrane), Centriole, Chloroplast, Cilia, Cytoskeleton, Endoplasmic reticulum, Flagella, Golgi apparatus, Lysosome, Mitochondria, Nucleus, Organelle, Ribosome, Sub-cellular, Vacuole
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