Reflection: Student Ownership Cell Organelle Children's Book Project - Section 6: Students in Action - Creating the Cell Organelle Children's Book


Project-based learning puts students in control. Students take ownership of the project and the progress. As the facilitator, I am able to respond to the learning they need and not simply provide a rote lesson. 

In order to gain student ownership, it is important to have a well-crafted entry document. The document must provide students with a project of interest and enough information about the project so they can create a list of Need-to-Knows.

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Cell Organelle Children's Book Project

Unit 8: Understanding Our Cells
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT create a children's book comparing cell organelle to a familiar system and create 3-D models of the cell and the system they are comparing it to.

Big Idea: Students receive a letter asking them to submit a manuscript for a new children's book about cell organelle. Using analogies, students will compare the cell to a system using analogies, original art work and 3-D models.

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