Cell City: All about organelles...A2
Each individual cell operates much like a city does. Each organelle in the cell does a job that allows the whole cell to function properly. In a city, there are many different jobs that have to be done in order for the city to run smoothly. For example, a city must have a waste management system (trash). Could you imagine what a city would be like if there wasn’t anyone picking up the trash? In this project, you are going to compare the organelles in a cell to the jobs needed to run a city. You will design a cell city on a poster; you will need to draw, and design all the parts of a city that correspond to cell organelles.
Step 1. Using the list below: Match up which organelles belong to each city job.
When you are finished have your teacher give you materials for Part 2 of this project
Step 2. Make a poster according to the provided instructions. You will have a rubric to guide your work.
Chloroplast, Nucleus, Lysosome, Vacuole, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Bodies, Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Cytoplasm, Mitochondria, Ribosomes
City Hall ____________________________________
Waste Management ____________________________
Road System _________________________________
Water Tower __________________________________
City Limits ___________________________________
Solar Energy Plants _____________________________
Step 3: Choose whether you want to do a plant cell or animal cell
Step 4: Build your city:
Decide what Parts of a city you will need for the cell type you chose
On a poster paper provided , draw, design, cut-out your city parts and organize them on the poster like a real city would be organized
Label each part of the city and underneath it in parentheses label the organelle it represents. Ex. City Hall (nucleus)
Step 5: In the left corner of your poster draw an actual cell and label the organelles. You may need to use an internet search for help with this.
Step 6: Attach your paper to the back of the poster.
1.Properly matching each organelle with a city part ________ 35 pts
2. Choosing the right organelles for plant cell city vs.
Animal cell city. ________ 10 pts
3. Designing a city with all the parts represented on a poster ________10 pts
4. Labeling all parts of the city with their correct organelle ________ 10 pts
5. Drawing the actual cell in the corner of poster ________ 10 pts
6. Overall quality, effort, neatness, timeliness, etc… ________ 5 pts
7. On-time _________ 10 pts
7.Total Point value ________/100 pts