This The Operating System of Life video also includes:
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 video, challenge learners to come up with their own cell comparisons: a city, their house, the school, a company, etc. Give the class a list of cell structures that should be included in their metaphors, then have them draw their cell metaphors or create a flip book showing the structure in the cell and the comparable item and how the two are similar.
- Explains cell structures through a metaphor of robots in a factory that will be engaging to younger learners
- Flip the lesson by creating your own assessment or assignment to go along with the video
- Robot metaphor is carried a bit too far; seems more like a video about robots than about cells
- Animation of the people is poor quality