Now that you have taken a rocket tour of a living liver cell, you are aware of how similar it is to a town or city. You and your partner must now select a single cell organelle from the following list and complete the following directions. Be sure and register your organelle selection with your teacher so that you are the only team reporting on your organelle.
1. Review the Resources and learn as much about your organelle as possible in the time given by your teacher.
2. Prepare a 1-3 minute oral report or presentation on your organelle including the following:
a. Organelle name.
b. Sketch of city
analogy using computer draw or paint program or HyperCard. (This will be a building or structure.)
Be prepared to explain why you chose this structure.
c. Purpose of the organelle in the cell.
d. Is this structure present in both plant and animal cells?
Cell Organelles (choose one)
Suggested City Analogies
|City border||City Hall|
|Original Blueprints||Rolled up blueprints|
|Air or atmosphere||Lumber or brick yard|
|Lumber or bricks||City Hall Fence with security guard|
|City Wall||Warehouses, water tower, garbage dumps|
|Solar Energy Plants||Energy Plants|
|Post Office or UPS||Waste Disposal/ Recyclers|
|Highway or road system||Copies of Blueprints|