The Cell Analogy Project allows students to truly show their understanding of the different parts of a cell by making connections to something in the real world. For example, students may choose to use a city to represent the different parts of a cell. The nucleus could be represented as the city hall. It is a great project where students are able to get creative while doing some critical thinking! Students are also provided with the opportunity of choice with choosing their analogy, which allows them to have ownership over their own learning.
Students are expected to create a drawing of their analogy as well as a written essay that explains their analogy. Students can even take it as far as creating an actual model of their analogy. The options are endless!