1. Each team will prepare three microscope slides of specific tissues
as directed by the convener. Some average dimension of each cell
type will be made.
2. Concurrently, other team members will measure and calculate
some dimensional quantity such as room length, or area of a petri
dish, or volume of a container.
3. The dimension of the average cell measured in (ii). above will
be related to the dimension measured in (iii). above. For example,
how many liver cells, laid end to end in their longest dimension
will be needed to cover the length of the floor?
4. Students will identify the structure and functions of organelles
in plant and/or animal cells.
5. The team's answer will be compared to the judge's answer. The
judge's decision will be final. Variations in cells will place the
onus on the student teams to find the best averages to use.
6. This event will last 30 minutes.