Activity Description of "Cell Analogies Collage"
|Title ||Cell Analogies Collage|
|Audience ||Grades 9-12. Biology, Integrated Science, Advanced Biology|
|Abstract ||This project challenges students to make original functional anologies between cell structures and everyday objects. The analogies are illustrated by pictures cut from magazines and newspapers. A student hand-out is included giving assignment details. The project fosters critical thinking by requiring students to clearly state and explain their analogies.
Completed collages are displayed in the classroom to recognize student originality, diversity, and creativity. Students reinforce their understanding of cell structure and function by comparing and discussing the collages.|
|Author ||Katharine Noonan|
|Unifying Concept ||Evidence, models, and explanation|
|Science and Technology ||Understandings about science and technology|
|Science as Inquiry ||Understandings about scientific inquiry|
|History and Nature of Science |
|Science in Personal and Social Perspectives|
|Life, Physical, Earth Sciences ||The cell|
|Other Standards |