Modeling Cellular Organelles


This lesson plan is an activity to complement lectures on the structure and function of cellular organelles. Students will be provided with various materials from which they will build a model of a plant or animal cell. Working in groups, students will decide, based on form or functional similarity, which materials they will use to represent each organelle and will fill out a worksheet to report this information including justification for the choice. A worksheet with suggested answers is provided, but other appropriate answers exist.