Cell Analogies

Grades 6-9, 90-120min

In the Cell Analogies project, students represent plant or animal cells by coming up with an overarching analogy that includes each cell component. They create a visual representation of their analogy on paper, in Google Slides or by coding it in Scratch, and then explain how each organelle fits in with their chosen analogy in a written justification.

A slide about ribosomes using a Lord of the Rings analogy

Topics addressed

Students will be able to


Suggested lesson breakdown

This project is more of a practice/synthesis tool than a teaching tool, and therefore works best towards the end of the unit.

Next Generation science standards

Common Core standards