7th Grade Cell Project
Due Date ________________

Objective:
Students will work in groups of three or four to create two different models of cells.  One model will show the true looks of the cell and its organelles and the other model will be based totally on function of the organelles.  Then the students will answer questions about how the cell is able to get food, water, and energy.  This is not meant to be an expensive project.  You will need to use parts from home to represent the organelles.  

Model #1 - A cell model built for LOOKS!
o       Build a model of a cell that LOOKS like a real plant or animal cell.  
o       Twelve organelles must be represented to receive the highest grade possible.  
o       Each organelle must be labeled directly on the model.  

Model #2 – A cell model built for FUNCTION.
o       Build a model of a cell where each of the organelles are created by using something that represents the same function as that organelle.  
o       Use your pink and blue worksheets to help with the function of each organelle.  
o       Use spare parts from home such as children’s toys, batteries, tools, food, etc. to build the model.  
o       Students may NOT use more than 2 pictures off of the internet to create organelles.
o       If organelles are related to each other, then the parts should somehow be connected by placement or by function.   
o       Twelve organelles must be represented to receive the highest grade possible.  
o       Each organelle must be explained as to WHY the group believes that it fits for the function of the organelle.  

Presentation – Each group will present both models in front of the class.  
o       The presentation must include an explanation of each of the organelles in the second model.
o       Every person must be involved in the presentation of the models.
o       The following questions must be answered within the presentation.  You may choose to do a quick power point on this if you choose, or explain them verbally.  The processes and the organelles involved must be explained for each.  
o       How does your cell get food and energy?
o       What else does your cell need in order to live?
o       How do these things get in and how do wastes get out of the cell?