Cell Model 2007 (Bio 1)

For this next, summative assessment, you have three options.

1. 
Build a cell model (due: December 3)

    a)  Includes all the features of the the organelles as described in the textbook.  I will interview you about your cell model and you will identify the name of the structures/parts (as described in the book) and describe their discrete functions (as described in the book.) 
To earn A grade, student's model should not be exact replica of any single diagram or image [see rubric.]
    b)  Choose this option if you are a visual or kinesthetic learner (you like to learn by doing.)
    c)  Rubric will be designed by student with teacher input.  Please make your rubric in Google Docs as either a spreadsheet or a document and share it with teacher at least two days before project is due.
    d)  Students who earned A- or higher in the last test,
may select to build an organelle at least 75 cm in length.  Organelle should include structures and description of processes beyond the scope of the textbook.  Student may be asked to demonstrate/present their model to the teacher and the class.
 

2. 
Write and draw a graphic novel
(due: December 10)
    a)  Describe literal cells by making an illustrated, original, narrative story.
    b)  Choose this option if you are a learner who dislikes the way science information often seems to be just disconnected facts that do not relate to one another. 

    c)  Rubric will be designed by student with teacher input.  Please make your rubric in Google Docs as either a spreadsheet or a document and share it with teacher at least two days before project is due. 
   
d)  Students who earned A- or higher in the last test, may select to write and illustrate a metaphorical or allegorical story that explicitly or implicitly draws parallels between the narrative story and actual cells.

3. 
Produce a presentation
(due: December 5)
    a)  Use Powerpoint, Open Office or Google Docs.  The presentation should be a lesson about the parts of a cell and should be rich in pictures and graphics. 
    b)  Choose the option if you read by seeing and hearing but need graphics rather than just words or text.
    c)  Rubric will be designed by student with teacher input.  Please make your rubric in Google Docs as either a spreadsheet or a document and share it with teacher at least two days before project is due.   
    d)  Students who earned A- or higher in the last test may make your presentation metaphorical.  In other words, build your presentation about a system similar to a cell and in which you would explain the parallels and for presenting it to the class.

Any project handed in at least 48 hours early will receive 5% bonus.

The top product, in each category, in each class, may elect to skip the unit test
or
receive 10 percent extra credit on the unit test.  Any product which merits "exemplary work" (meaning I would like to keep it to show other students the example of your excellent work) may receive additional points for donating their product to class if they are requested to do so by the teacher.

Copyright 2011 Jay Reimer    (You can email me at jay.reimer@gmail.com