Idea Bank: The Invented Cell

by: Daniel M. Levin

Thoughtful teachers allow students to pursue the relationship between structure and function before learning about particular organelles, usually through an analogy to a factory or some other complex system (Crooks and Sheldon 2005). In this Idea Bank, the author describes a similar approach, “The Invented Cell.” This activity helps students gain important insight into how biologists reason and moves the introduction to cellular biology beyond a collection of seemingly isolated facts about organelles.

Level

High School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2010Volume 077Issue 09

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