Physics and Astronomy

Cell Model
Objective Construct a model of a certain type of cell.
Purpose To investigate the structure of a cell.
Participants: Individual entries, or teams of up to four.
Materials No limitations.
  1. The type of cell must be stated. Some possibilities to consider are - a human nerve cell, a human liver cell, a human epithelial cell, a palisade leaf cell or a spongy parenchyma leaf cell.
  2. The scale of the model must be given.
  3. The relative size, shape and location of the organelles must be accurate.
  4. The model and organelles must be three dimensional.
  5. All parts should be labeled or an adequate key should be included.
  6. Common materials must be used to depict organelles (marbles, thumbtacks, etc ...) but no structures maybe taken from a pre-exiting cell model.
  7. The model shall be any reasonable size.

Models will be judged using the following criteria:

  1. Attention to detail.
  2. Accuracy of scale.
  3. Originality of design.
  4. Craftsmanship.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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