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Cell City Analogy
In this cell analogy activity, students are given a story about a city that produced widgets. They compare this to a cell and identify the parts of the cell that are analogous to the parts of the city. They then create their own cell analogy.
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Genome: The Secret of How Life Works
What do you have in common with a fruit fly? About 60 percent of your DNA. The resource, divided into two units, is intended for grades four to eight and another for high schoolers. Both units include eight lessons covering the genome as...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Case of Regulation in Cells
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Operating System of Life
How is a factory of robots similar to a cell? Examine cell structure, specialization, communication, replication, and more through the lens of a robot factory. Cell metaphors can be a fun concept as an assignment; after watching the...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cell City Project - You are the Designer!
How can something as large as a city and as small as a cell have anything in common? That is exactly the question young scientists explore with this engaging life science project. Choosing to focus on a city, school, factory, or other...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable