Getting to know the organelles of the cell can be challenging! This project helps students create analogies of organelles to objects and things in "real life." The goal is to allow students to THINK about what the organelle does (its function) and translate that job to something they know. In my experience, students can make some amazing connections and projects.
If you like this activity, you can follow these links to other lessons and activities in my cell unit.
Discovering Cells PowerPoint Presentation
Looking Inside Cells: A Tiny Tour of the Organelles
Onion Cell Observation Lab
Cheek Cell Observation Lab
Egg-Speriment: Comparing a Cell Membrane to an Egg Membrane