You will be assigned either a Plant or Animal Cell to research with your appointed group. Your group will be responsible for creating a Wiki Page for each of the twelve organelles for your eukaryotic cell. The groups purpose is to collect as much information about the organelles structure and function and how that specific organelle facilitates the cellular processes of life. Include where possible, how that organelle interacts with other organelles to perform a cellular function such as respiration or photosynthesis.

Each page must contain:
  • a picture of the organelle
  • notes supporting the purpose
  • a description of the structure
  • a video
  • links to resources
Your group will be given four days to complete the research portion of this project and an additional three days to complete the second half of this assignment. Each part of the assignment is worth 50 points for a total of 100 points. The more research your group supplies you with the easier the final assignment will be to complete in the limited time constrants. So, the more information equals the potential for a 50/50 for the assignment.

The second part of the assignment is to produce a product that demonstrates your understanding of the structure and function of the 12 organelles of the eukaryotic cell. You will be regrouped for this assignment into groups of three to four and assigned a eukaryotic cell. Your final assignment could be a childrens book, a song, a game, or an idea of your choice. This assignment should demonstrate your accurate knowledge of structure and function, show at least one pathway of organelles working together to preform a cellular function and use technology. Be Creative and have Fun.

Tuesday November 25, create Wiki pages for organelles: nucleus, nucleolus and ribosome.
Monday December 1, create Wiki pages for organelles: golgi appparatus. cell membrane and mitochrondria.
Tuesday December 2, create Wiki pages for organelles: Animal - endoplasmic reticulum, cytosol and lysosome; Plant - endoplasmic reticulum, cytosol and chloroplast.
Wednesday December 3, create Wiki pages for organelles: Animal - microtubules, microfilaments and cilia/flagella; Plant - cell wall, vacuole and plastids.