Compare life processes (e.g. growth, digestion) at the organism level with life processes at the cellular level.
You can set any guidelines you wish with regard to the project. Some that I had set were:
You could not change the "Type" of food. If you were doing a dessert dish, ALL the food needed to be of the dessert type. If you were doing a savory dish, all of the food needed to be of a savory type. etc, etc.
Also, the container you brought the project to school in could NOT be used as an organelle. Only the food itself. This was done to force a little creativity from my students in their preparations
Also, the students could do a plant OR an animal cell. The only stipulation was that the shape had to fit the type of cell they were making.
The purpose of this project is to familiarize the student with the various parts of a cell while making the process more enjoyable than just studying a diagram.
This is a cell lesson to be used after the chapter material has been covered.
This activity should not be used as an introductory lesson.
All projects will be graded on three criteria:
The project is worth 300 points total. 100 points to each of the three categories.
Each person in your group will receive the same grade so divide the work evenly.