Every living organism is made up of cells and cells are made up of small structures called organelles. Whether a cell is a unicellular organism or part of a multicellular organism, they also have to be able to control which substances enter and leave the cell so that they can maintain homeostasis. You will research either an assigned cell organelle or a cell transport concept and present the information to your classmates in the form of a Wikipage.















Organelles

Transport

Scientists

Microscopes

Cell Membrane
Cytoskeleton
Mitochondrion
Endocytosis
Robert Brown
Compound Light Microscope
Cell Wall
Flagella
Nucleolus
Exocytosis
Henri Dutrochet
Scanning Electron Microscope
Centrioles
Golgi Apparatus
Nuclear Membrane
Facilitated Diffusion
Robert Hooke
Simple Light Microscope
Chloroplast
Large Vacuole
Nucleus
Hypertonic Solution
Matthias Schleiden
Transmission Electron Microscope
Chromatin Material
Leucoplast
Ribosome
Hypotonic Solution
Theodor Schwann

Chromoplast
Lysosome
Rough ER
Membrane Pumps
Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Cilia
Microfilaments
Smooth ER
Phagocytosis
Rudolph Virchow

Cytoplasm
Microtubules

Pinocytosis

Cell Organelles

What to research:

  1. When was your organelle first discovered? By whom? What type of microscope was used? What do the parts of its name mean?

  2. What is the function of your organelle? What is the general structure of your organelle? Is there anything special about the molecular make-up of your organelle (organic molecules)? How is the organelle's function related to its structure?

  3. What type(s) of cells contain your organelle? Why? What type(s) of cells do not contain you organelle? Why?

  4. Which type(s) of cells require large numbers of your organelle? Why? Give an example of a cell in the human body that would use your organelle.

  5. Does your organelle work in conjunction with any other organelles? If so which ones and how do they interact?

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Cell Transport

What to research:

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  1. Explain the cell transport concept you were assigned.

  2. What do the parts of the term mean?

  3. When were the ideas for this cell transport concept first explored? Which scientists have been involved in the development of the concept? Which part of the world?

  4. How does it affect an animal cell? a plant cell? Is it ever dangerous to the cell?

  5. Give an example of how it is utilized in the human body.

Scientists

What to research:

  1. When was the scientist alive? Where was he born?

  2. What type of education did he receive? Where was he living when he conducted his research?

  3. What was his major accomplishment in regards to our understanding of cells? Did he receive credit for his accomplishments during his life time?

  4. What type of microscope die he use?

  5. What other scientific accomplishments did he make? Did he receive an awards or honors?

  6. Write your analogy based upon one of the contributions he made to the cell theory.

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Microscopes

What to research:

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  1. Who invented the microscope? When and where was the it invented?

  2. How does is work? What is its magnification power?

  3. Which cell parts where discovered using this microscope?

  4. What are the limitations of this microscope (what can't it do?)?

  5. Who currently uses this type of microscope (which types of occupations or organizations?)?


Other Requirements:

  1. Your Wikipage must have at least 3 pictures related to your topic. Rename the picture with something unique so it doesn't replace another picture on another page.
  2. You must include an analogy of the cell organelle, cell transport concept, or microscope ability on your Wikipage that is explained.
  3. You must write 4 original objective questions about your topic (multiple choice, matching, fill-in the blank, true or false). The questions and answers should be e-mailed to Mrs. Epie by the deadline she announces in class. Do NOT post the questions/answers on the Wikipage or points will be deducted.
  4. You must include at least four sources for Work Cited that are not from Wikipedia or a Wikipedia-like website.

Grading Rubric:

Task

Exceeds Expectations

4

Meets Expectations

3

Working Towards Expectations

2

Below Expectations

1

Information

All of the information has been provided and explained in detail; the wording is unique with no spelling or grammatical errors
All of the information has been provided; the wording is unique with no spelling or grammatical errors
The wording is unique; most of the required information has been provided OR there are spelling and grammatical errors
Much of the required information is missing OR some of the wording is not unique

Pictures

More than 3 pictures are included that are relevant to the topic and are of good quality (not blurry and a good size)
Three pictures are included that are relevant to the topic and are of good quality (not blurry and a good size)
Three pictures are included but they either detract from the Wikipage OR are of poor quality
Two of the following occur: less than three pictures, the pictures are not relevant to the topic OR are of poor quality

Analogy

An good analogy is provided and explained in detail; it helps the reader to understand the topic
A good analogy is provided and explained
An analogy is provided but the explanation is missing
An analogy is provided but it is confusing and does not make sense

Wikipage Design

The WIkipage is eye appealing and well organized (using Headings, Tables, Colors, etc)
The Wikipage is organized (using Headings and Tables)
The WIkipage is organized but lacks Headings and Tables
The WIkipage is disorganized and difficult to follow

Work Cited

At least four good quality sources are cited
Three good quality sources are cited
Two good quality sources are cited
One good quality source is cited

Scavenger Hunt Questions

Four good quality (no editing needed) objective questions & answers are e-mailed to Mrs. Epie; there are at least 2 different types of questions
Four good quality (no editing needed) objective questions & answers are e-mailed to Mrs. Epie but they are all the same type of question (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, matching, etc)
Either four objective questions & answers are e-mailed to Mrs. Epie and at least one needs editing OR only three good quality questions & answers are submitted
Either there are less than three questions submitted, more than one needs editing OR no answers were provided

Failure to meet the assigned deadlines or to use original, unique text will result in a zero for this assignment.