AP Cell Organelle


Cell Organelle Model


Within cells there is an intricate network of organelles that all have unique functions. These organelles allow the cell to function properly. Membrane-bound organelles are common in all eukaryotic cells. Cell organelles include the nucleus, nucleolus, chloroplast, mitochondria, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi, lysosomes, plasma membrane, cilia & flagella, and centrioles to name a few. The structure of these organelles often determines the function of this cell part.


Using information from lecture and the textbook, students will construct a model of a cell organelle that shows how the organelle’s ultrastructure gives rise to its function. A key must be include naming all parts of the organelle.


  1. No food materials are allowed.
  2. All parts of the organelle discussed in lecture & the textbook must be included for full credit.
  3. The model must be 3-dimensional and must be able to stand or lay on the lab counter.


  1. The more detail in the organelle, the more points will be awarded.
  2. Models must be sturdy & 3-dimensional.
  3. Points will be awarded for attractiveness & artistic merit.