HUMAN BIOLOGY, BIOMEDICAL ISSUES
and
SOCIETY

Animal Cell City
Project

You and your partners will be required to produce a project that describes a animal cell as if it were some type of city. It can may be large or small, country or urban, domestic or foreign, whatever you like. Imagine the roads, the vast array of buildings, the parks, the lakes, the rivers, the multitude of people that you might find, the everyday workings associated with a city.
Describe the parallels between your city and an animal cell. Perhaps you will make an anology between the mitochondria and the "local utility company": they both are energy centers. You must accurately describe/draw/explain 10 organelles (Parts of the City) and their functions. You must include the cell membrane, ribsomes, nucleus and mitochondria as four of your choices.
Your project may be a booklet, a 3-D presentation, a poster, a powerpoint presentation, a video or whatever else you can imagine. Your project must describe at least 10 "attractions" (organelles or cell processes) that will "delight and amaze" visitors to your city.
Humor and creativity are strongly encouraged. Projects will be evaluated by accuracy of organelle descriptions, design and creativity.
An oral presentation will be done by the your group. A skit or presentation complete with props and/or costumes is encouraged.
You are allowed creative license in your descriptions, such as "be sure to visit the Golgi center inside the gift shop, and have your purchases gift wrapped for you before you leave." Use your imaginations!
There is no limit to what to you may decide to do. You might describe protein synthesis or mitosis (cell division) that we have not done in class. If you are not artistic there are other ways to make your projects attractive, such as computer images or cut-outs from magazines.
Use the websites below to start you on your way.
Animal Cell Structure
On the next screen click on Cell Models in the column to the left. On the next screen click on Animal Cell
Animal Cell Organelles
Animal Cells

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