This is a Problem-Based Learning activity for teaching the types of cells and the organelles of the cell. Students define each organelle and cell type, and then use this information to create a storybook and a model. They are tasked by a fake company to produce a product (in the form of a storybook and a model) that can be used to teach the cell to a 3rd grade class.
Students are challenged to be creative and they develop a more meaningful understanding of the cell parts. They also prepare a presentation to pitch their product to a panel of judges.
Teacher notes, project overview, grading rubric, additional supportive resources, and a judging panel evaluation sheet.