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Learning Targets


Function, Structure and Information Processing *Formative

  • Understands the functions of organelles in plant and animal cells



Communication *Summative

  • Seeking to be Understood: Uses explanations and evidence to communicate ideas and feelings.

Critical Thinking *Summative

  • Generalizing: Apply generalizations to different specifics and explain how the generalization fits the new specific.

Initiative & Professionalism *Summative

  • Meeting Quality Standards: Organizes time and resources to accomplish a task and double checks work for accuracy and craftsmanship.



Students should have prior knowledge that cells make up living organisms. Essential to the understanding of cellular function is knowledge of the basic structures of plant and animal cells and the basic differences between plants and animals. To develop this understanding, students will research different organelles and create cell analogies that displays properties of the organelles.



Students will work individually to create cell analogies. Using textbooks, journal articles or the internet, students will research the necessary information about cells and organelles.


Cell organelles

  • cell membrane
  • cell wall 
  • chloroplast 
  • cytoplasm
  • endoplasmic reticulum 
  • Golgi Apparatus 
  • lysosome 
  • mitochondria 
  • nucleus
  • ribosomes
  • vacuole



  • provide an appropriate illustration or picture of organelles
  • name each cell organelle and give each organelle a suitable analogy
  • explain the job of each organelle and the reason why the analogy was chosen for each organelle
  • each analogy relates to the function of each organelle

Cell Organelles by Mr. Ritz (Memorial)

Eukaryopolis - The City of Animal Cells: Crash Course Biology #4

Plant Cells: Crash Course Biology #6