3J – making model cells: the results
Yesterday 3J were given the challenge to make models of the 4 cell structures they had been learning using jelly (provided) and sweets provided by themselves. Throughout the class, they had to make an animal cell, plant cell, bacterial cell and fungal cell. Each group peer-assessed the other 3 groups. The combined scores and comments provided by pupils are shown below. Here is what they came up with…
Group 1 – scored by peers 23/30. Comments included: Easy to tell which cell is which. Very detailed. Have added extra information (RER and SER) which shows they have done their research. Can’t see any ribosomes in the plant cell?
Group 2 – Scored by peers 20.5/30. Comments included: Liked the use of spaghetti and biscuits. Interesting array of ingredients. Very detailed work. All groups commented that the plant cell structure required more rigidity.
Group 3 – Scored by peers 25.5/30. Comments included: Very tidy. Very clear diagrams. Obvious distinction between the cells. Bacterial cell wall should be same shape as capsule
Group 4 – Scored by peers 21/30. Comments included: Fancy work added in. The tail is very good and there is lots of details. Try not to make very similar cells the same colour
A job very well done – the scores will go up shortly. People I’ve shown the picture to (teachers from other schools and friends) have been very impressed as were other teachers in the department so great work!