3D Cell Model Project rubric

3D Cell Model Project: 7th Grade Science

Name______________________________________ _______________     Due DateJanuary 9, 2017         

 

PURPOSE:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of eukaryotic cells and the names and functions of organelles found in eukaryotic cells.  

  1. Select a Eukaryotic cell type. Choose a  plant or animal cell.
    1. Study the organelles of your cell type.
    2. Library sources, your textbook (pages 358-366), and website provided may be of assistance.
    3. Webpage: www.cellsalive.com (Links to an external site.),  or explorelearning.com  > Cell Structure Gizmo
    4. Remember: plant cells are typically “little rooms” and animal cells are usually more round.
  2. Create a 3D model to represent the structural components of your cell type- either plant or animal. Remember to keep the sizes of the organelles in proportion to the overall size of the cell.
    1. Options for materials to be used for this model are endless. Examples: pasta, foam, clay, drink boxes, recycled stuff, shoe boxes, Jell-O, candy, cakes, etc.
    2. Remember the rubric: easy to understand, neat in appearance, etc. Select materials wisely.
    3. Materials should “resemble” the organelles when possible.
  3. Include the following components in your project (choose animal or plant cell):

Animal cell needs these organelles:

Plant cell needs these organelles:

Nucleus

Nucleus

Cell membrane

Cell membrane

Mitochondria

Mitochondria

Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)

Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)

Ribosomes (on the ER)

Ribosomes (on the ER)

Golgi complex

Golgi complex

Lysosomes

Chloroplast

Cytoplasm

Cytoplasm

Vacuole

Vacuole

 DNA

Cell Wall

 

DNA

A complete project will have all of the following to turn in:

  1. Create/build 3D model.
  2. Create a key or labeling technique to identify the parts of the cell.
  3. Create a chart or table that includes the name and function of each identified organelle.

Extra Credit Options: Add the following components to either cell project for extra credit: nucleolus, chromatin, vesicles, centrioles and others discussed in class. (5 points possible)

 Have Fun!

Ms. Krasutsky's Cell Project Rubric

Ms. Krasutsky's Cell Project Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Accurate: All correct organelles are included for animal or plant cell, and are proportional and in the right location..
All 10-11 cell organelles are found, are proportional and correctly located.
100.0 pts
Only one or two organelles missing/incorrect, not proportional or misplaced.
40.0 pts
3-4 organelles missing/incorrect, out of proportional, or misplaced.
30.0 pts
5-6 organelles missing/incorrect,out of proportional or out of place.
20.0 pts
More than 6 organelles/incorrect, out of proportion or out of place..
5.0 pts
100.0 pts
Labeling or Key to Identify each organelle easily.
All organelles are easily found according to labeling or key.
40.0 pts
Labeling or key doesn't identify 1-3 organelles, or they are hard to find.
15.0 pts
4-6 organelles could not be found according to key or labeling technique.
8.0 pts
More than 6 organelles are not found or difficult to find based on key or labeling.
4.0 pts
No key or labeling is provided--cannot tell which organelles are which.
0.0 pts
40.0 pts
Functions chart
Every organelle is given a clear, primary function (job) within a chart/table (which is not copied and pasted). Functions are put into student's own words and fully describe the function.
40.0 pts
1-3 organelles do not show a function (job) on the Functions table/chart, or only tells part of the organelle's primary function.
10.0 pts
More than 3 organelles do not show a function (job) on the Functions table/chart.
5.0 pts
There are no functions listed on a chart or table, or table is copy and pasted..
0.0 pts
40.0 pts
Presentation/Professionalism
Cell project is turned in ON TIME, demonstrates personal creativity and strong effort, is attractive and very presentable.
20.0 pts
Cell project is turned in on time, but does not show clear personal creativity or strong effort, and the overall presentation could be improved upon.
5.0 pts
Cell project is turned in late, looks 'thrown together', or not presentable.
0.0 pts
20.0 pts
Total Points: 200.0

 

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