Cellbook Pages Activity


This group project has three separate parts. 

Part 1: First, after writing down what you already know about your organelle and posing one question you’d like to know, you will be creating a cellbook page similar to the Facebook pages you are familiar with as a PowerPoint slide on the school computers. You will work with 3-4 partners who will be your organelle’s friends and together you will develop your joint project. Part 2 will be presenting your group’s organelle Cellbook page to the class and helping to create one of 3 class cells. You must answer the question you thought of at the beginning of this activity. 

Part 3 will be completing a short comparison paragraph comparing the structure of the 3 types of cells.


Instructions for your Cellbook page:

.  Incorporate the following components into your Cellbook pages using the provided template (see calendar http://www.grochbiology.org/FacebookOrganelleExample.ppt ).  

1.      Organelle Name

2.      Location of Organelle in the cell

3.      Colorful picture of the organelle (also will need to be hand  drawn on the SmartBoard during Part 2).

4.      Description (function of the organelle) and distinguishing “about” features

5.      Friends of the Organelles (who works with the organelle?)

6.      Sample Wall Posts (should include three posts per organelle)

7.      List your references

 Creativity Counts:

     1.  Each Cellbook page needs to be neatly created.

     2.  Use color, creativity and good taste to make your pages interesting.

     3.  Spelling and information presented must be accurate.


Grading Rubric:  Total possible points Cellbook Page- 45







Organelle picture & location

Accurate picture

and location accurate

Accurate description or location included

Location and picture included but both inaccurate

No picture

No location

Organelle Description & function & friends

Lists over 4 characteristics and functions and 2 friends

Shows creativity

Lists at least 2 characteristics and functions

At least 1 friend

Lists at least 1 characteristic or function

And at least one friend

Has no characteristics or functions described

No friends

Wall posts

Has 3 or more

Has 2

Has 1












Present 5 pts


No references

0 Pts




Comparison Paragraph: 10 points  

Key Content Standard:  Cell Biology

1.c. Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (plants and animals) and viruses differ in complexity and general structure.


Each member of the group will complete at least 2 Cellbook pages per organelle and present the pages to the class ready to answer questions about their organelle.


Page 1: whole group page example "Squirrel" and all the conversation posts.

Page 2: one for each assigned group member assignment

Page 3: whole group page of "family" pictures

Page 4: one for each assigned group member assignment

Total pages: for a group 8-10 pages.

Don't forget to keep bibme.org open to generate your references on your individual page 4.

Make sure one member assembles all the pages into one project and email to teacher, if you use Mac make sure you add a .ppt to the end of your file name.


·         The presentation will require the group to place their cell parts in a class cell. When finished. There will be 3 separate cells created: prokaryote, plant eukaryote, and animal eukaryote.

·         After class presentations, the 3 cells are created. Students will be asked to write a short paragraph (reflection http://www.grochbiology.org/InstructionsforReflections.docx) on the differences between the 3 cells.


Organelles & Cell parts


Group #

Set of organelles or cell parts


Bacterial cell wall, bacterial cell plasma membrane, cilia, flagella


Bacterial cytoplasm, bacterial ribosomes, bacterial nucleoid


Oak tree cell wall, cell, membrane, nuclear membrane, nucleus


Oak tree, mitochondria, chloroplast


Oak tree smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole


Oak tree Golgi apparatus ribosomes, smooth and rough ER


Squirrel cell membrane, centrosome, nucleus, microtubules, microfilaments


Squirrel lysosomes, peroxisomes vacuoles, vesicles