Organelle has a wild story to share with your students! After a busy morning, an unforeseen event causes them to risk being late for work. Will they make it to work on time without being arrested?
In this fill-in-the-blank activity, students will make basic connections between the functions of cell organelles in eukaryotic cells and the role of businesses, actions, and infrastructural components in a city. I included a table in the upper front side of the student worksheet that organizes a listing of cell organelles next to their respective, basic functions. Students will have forty-six opportunities to find the homes for fourteen organelles and two key macromolecules. The organelles featured in this adventure include the nucleus, nucleolus, Golgi bodies, mitochondria, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, vesicles, vacuoles, chloroplasts, centrioles, cytoplasm, cell wall, and the cell membrane. Students will also make connections in the story to DNA and ATP. This activity is ideal for a middle school life science course or for a high school biology class.
I published an earlier version of this activity in my first book "112 Activities and Tactics for Life Science Teachers" through Teacher's Discovery back in 2004. Teachers' Discovery sadly closed down its science branch division in 2014, which ended the ten-year run of my activities book. I decided to release a modified version of this activity for the newer generation of science teachers as well as for the veteran staff members.
This PDF file will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader app. It includes a three-page key with the answers in red font.
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