Cell Story: Acting Out the Functions of Organelles
this activity, students design and perform a short play
in which they act out parts of animal or plant cells and
cooperate to carry out basic functions such as cellular
respiration and protein synthesis. This activity is designed
to review and reinforce concepts related to cell processes.
was piloted in 2004 with a 7th grade class at St. Patrick’s
School in Seneca Falls, NY. It was accomplished in one 40
minute period and served as a fun and interesting review
of cell functions. Comments/tips found in the teacher version
were a result of this pilot lesson.