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The following is an outline of the contents of the cell book.
The cell book must include a cover with a title and original color artwork. 
This could be an assignment for everyone and then choose the one the class likes the best or each student can use their own cover. 
A Creative Title other than Cell Book can be used.
Table of Contents:
The table of contents should include the following items in this order:
I. Introduction
II. Biological drawing of plant and animal cells
III. Description of all cell organelles
a. Cell Membrane
b. Cytoplasm
c. Mitochondrion
d. Nucleus
e. Vacuole
f. Endoplasmic Reticulum
g. Golgi Body
h. Ribosome
i. Chloroplast
j. Cell Well
IV. Comparison of animal cells and plant cells
V. Cells’ processes for storing and releasing energy
VI. Animal Cells
a. Nerve
b. Muscle
Red Blood Cells
White Blood Cell
e Skin
VII. Plant Cells
a. Leaf Cells
b. Root Cells
c. Vessel Cells/Stem Cells
d. Seeds and Pollen
VIII. Questions & Answer on Cells: Fun Page
IX. Bibliography

**Table of Contents**
 Responsible for creating an accurate Table of Contents in the above order.
 Pages will be numbered.  WAIT UNTIL THE END TO DO THIS.
 Begin by creating a Table of Contents without page numbers.

I. Introduction:

The introduction should include at least 2 paragraphs to introduce the book.
The first paragraph should be a basic paragraph about cells.
The second paragraph should introduce readers to the book and the purpose of the book.
Include the signatures of all the students creating the Cell Book in the introdeuction.  BE CREATIVE

II. Generalized Drawings of Plant & Animals Cells:

The cell book should include generalized drawings of plant cells and animals cells with all the organelles labeled.
One page for each cell.
Old Prentice Hall pp.73-74 is a great reference.
Use Rules for Biological Drawings to complete these diagrams

III. Cell Organelles: mini-Poster

Each organelle should have its own page.    Prentice Hall pp. 71-81
You are designing a mini-Poster on an organelle

 Each mini-Poster should include:

  • One page for each organelle
  • A picture and /or diagram of your cell organelle should be included
  • In what type of cell is your organelle found?
  • What is the organelle's composition or structure? (a diagram may be helpful)
  • What is your organelle's function and why is it important?
  • What are the mechanisms of this function? How is it regulated?
  • What would happen if a cell didn't have this organelle?

        Cell Membrane: p.45 and p.58  McDougal Littell Life Science  Nice picture!
        Cell Wall p.72
        Chloroplasts Old Prentice Hall p.80
        Endoplasmic Reticulum Old Prentice Hall p.76-77 Good picture
        Golgi Body
        Lysosomes Old Prentice-Hall pp.79-80
        Mitochondria Old Prentice Hall pp.78-79 Good picture
        Nucleus Old Prentice Hall p.74-76
        Ribosomes Old Prentice Hall p.77-78 Good picture
        Vacuole Old Prentice Hall p.79

IV. Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells: mini-Poster

Create a mini-poster to show the similarities and differences.
Your mini-poster will include:
  a chart listing the organelles for both the plant and animal cell
  a Venn diagram showing the comparison of organelles in each type of cell

Explain why certain organelles are found only in certain types of cells.

Indicate the chloroplasts are found mostly in the leaves of the plants and explain why they are less common in root and stem cells. 

V. Cells’ Processes for Storing and Releasing Energy: mini-Poster

     Create a mini-poster that teaches:
                  the process of photosynthesis
                  the process of cellular respiration.
     You will include a diagram and/ or picture
     Compare and contrast the two processes.

Old Prentice Hall pp.82-83 Respiration
                   pp. 50, 80, 81 Photosynthesis    
McDougal Littell pp.48-54 A  Good Picture p.52
                           p.68 A Diagram

Animal Cells VI. and Plant Cells VII. mini-poster
     Create a mini-poster that shows different cells.
     Describe the cell: 
          structure (size, shape, presence and quantity of certain organelles)
          purpose or job of the cell. 
          Relate the structure and function of the cell. 
          Include a drawing or diagram.
                All drawings need to be hand drawn but, tracing is okay.

               Nerve Cell Old Prentice Hall p.93
               Red Blood Cell
                     McDougal Littel p.147A (includes sickle cell picture)
                     Old Prentice Hall p.85
               White Blood cell Prentice Hall p.68
               Leaf Cell McDougal Littell p. 51A Picture
               Root Cell McDougal Littell p.86A
VIII. Questions & Answers on Cells: Fun Page(s)
         This is like most science books.  You (The Book) ask a question and then give you the answer.  The answers can be on the same page or on another page.  You should add other questions. Think liked a game or quiz show. 
Could also be a Fun Page with a crossword puzzle, word search, Interesting Cell Facts, or a game. 
Art work can be added to enhance your page(s).
May be more than 1 page.

Is a Virus a Cell?  No, they don't take in food or get rid of wastes.

Is a virus alive? Yes ( moves, reproduces and No. 

Name the human body organ that corresponds to the nucleus.  Brain

     Make a list of all the page titles.
     Writers and artists will give you a bibliography for each refeence used in their
     Standard bibliography:  Title of article, Publication, Author, Date.
     Need to be in alphabetical order.
     This could be typed and printed on a computer.
     Simple Example:

     How cells function, Encyclopedia Britanica, 2004

      Plant Cell Diagram,  Illustaration, Smith, John;  November 2004


By individual, by group or by class.

Research in the library and the computer lab. Give each group one part of the project. Each group would receive all information for that part of the book.  Each group would work as a team to produce a product ( one part of the book) for the Cell Book.  

As individuals each student could do one page (part) of the book. 



1.Table of Contents
2. Introduction I
3. Animal Cell Diagram II
4. Plant Cell Diagram II
5. Cell Membrane Organelle Page III.
6. Cytoplasm Organelle Page III.
7. Mitochondrian Organelle Page III
8. Nucleus Organelle Page III
9. Vacuole Organelle Page III
10. Endoplasmic Reticulum Organelle Page III
11. Golgi Body Organelle Page III
12. Ribosome Organelle Page III
13. Chloroplast Organelle Page III
14. Cell Wall Organelle Page III
15. Comparison of Aniaml and Plant Cell Page IV
16. Process For Storing and Releasing Energy: Photosynthesis/Respiration Page V
17. Animal Nerve Cell Page VI
18. Animal Muscle Cell Page VI
19. Animal Red Blood Cell Page VI
20. Animal White Blood Cell Page VI
21. Animal Skin Cell Page VI
22. Plant Leaf Cell Page VII
23. Plant Root Cell Page VII
24. Plant Vessel/Stem Cells Page VII
25. Plant Seed & Pollen Cells Page VII
26. Questions & Answers: Fun Page Page VIII
27. Biliography Page IX