Mini Cell Book Project


Class 801: Deadline Friday October 21, 2016

Class 802: Deadline Friday October 21, 2016

Class 803: Deadline Monday October 24, 2016

Class 819: Deadline Friday October 28, 2016

Late Submissions:

For Class 801 & 802,  late books will be accepted only on Monday October 24, 2016. Students should follow the outline that was given in class to ensure that they provide appropriate and complete information.

For Class 803, late books will be accepted only on Tuesday October 25, 2016.

For Class 819: late books will be accepted only on Monday October 31, 2016


 8th Grade Science

Mini Cell Book- Due Monday October 24th

Learning Target: I can identify cellular organelles and know their functions.

Use your creativity and knowledge about cells to create a mini cell book that you can share with a 5th grader. The book must have illustrations of the two main types of cells, all the organelles we studied, and must describe what the organelles are, what they do, and what would happen to the cell if that organelle is not present. It can be typed or hand written, but must be a fun read for a 5th grader.

Criteria you must follow to complete your book:

  • Use half a sheet of paper (8 1/2 X 14), you can also use card stock or colored paper.
  • The cover must be titled “ My Mini Cell Book” and your name and a related illustration/picture must be included. (The cover can be a different color and can be made out of cardboard or a hard material.)
  • The entire book must be colorful. (Use color pencils, avoid using markers)
  • The book can be typed or hand written, but must be easy to read. (Don’t use fancy font types that are difficult for a child to read, write neatly and legibly.)
  • You must include a labeled diagram of a plant cell and an animal cell.
  • You must include information and an illustration about each of the following organelles: Cell Membrane, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Mitochondria, Cell Wall, Golgi Body, Ribosomes       Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Large vacuole, Chloroplast, Lysosomes, Nucleolus,
  • The illustrations must be in color and look like the actual organelle.
  • The information must be written in your own words.
  • The information about each organelle must include the following:
    • Description of the structure of the organelle and its location in the cell
    • Description of the functions of the organelle and what it does for the cell.
    • Explanation of what will happen if the organelle is not present.
  • Ensure that the information is accurate and that you include the sources you used to gather your information in the Bibliography page.
  • The book can be bounded using staples, string, yarn or raffia.