Cell MembraneChloroplastMitochondriaNucleus (DNA)RNAERGolgiVacuole or Cell Membrane Each station needs to start with at least one receiver and one runner. Materials: Bingo Chips Legos or Beads and pipe cleaners Large bowl of mixed bingo chips Rubber bands Cups with the following labels: 1 Water, 2 Sugar, 2 ATP Foil Large storage bowl or fish tank Index cards Scrap Paper Starting Stations Cell membrane – Blue Chips 18 Chloroplast – Red Chips, Rubber bands Mitochondria – Rubber bands Nucleus – Notecards with instructions for creating color sequence mRNA – scrap paper Rough ER – Red, white, blue, black beads, pipe cleaner Smooth ER Golgi Apparatus – packages – pipe cleaners with colored beads wrapped tinfoil Vacuole – Blue chips Original chain set up for a plant cell Variations: 1. Turn lights off so cell cannot photosynthesize and watch cell processes break down 2. Animal cell receiving sugar through diffusion directly to mitochondria 3. Give the nucleus cards with colors that do not exist to read to the RNA, watch the confusion. Pause. Briefly discuss mutations in the DNA and what that does to the cell. (example Insulin production in diabetics) Organelle Mitochondria Chloroplast Lysosome Golgi Body Vacuole Nucleus Job You may not produce anything until receiving 6 red chips from the chloroplast. When you receive your chips, you can start producing ATP molecules to send to the nucleus. 6 Sugar molecules = 2 ATP. Rubberband three red chips together for one ATP molecule. You may only function when the classroom lights are on. After receiving 6 water molecules (Blue Chips) from the cell membrane you can assemble (Rubber band together) 6 sugar molecules (Red chips) and send to the mitochondria. You will wait until signaled from the vacuole to come break down stored items. Once signaled, you will break down the materials and return them to the ER. You will return any foil wrappings to the golgi as well. You will receive a protein from the ER. Your job is to wrap it in foil and send it to the vacuole. The vacuole will store your package. If at any time you run out of foil, you will signal to the vacuole and lysosome to bring you some from storage. You are the gate keeper for the wrapped packages. You will store the packages until the cell needs them (or until the ER runs out of materials). If the ER or Golgi runs out of materials, you will signal to the Lysosome to come break down the materials. You also need to keep track of the total number of packages that come into the vacuole. The DNA holds the cards with the color combinations. The cards may not leave the table. The DNA must read the color combinations (Instructions) to the mRNA. The mRNA will bring you a card of instructions. Your job is to assemble the materials in the correct order Endoplasmic and then send them to the Golgi. If at any time you Reticulum run out of materials, signal to the vacuole and lysosome to bring you more. You will write down the instructions that the DNA tells mRNA you onto a small card. You will then take that card to the Endoplasmic Reticulum. Bring in 3 Water molecules (Blue Chips) to the Cell Membrane chloroplast each trip transport water into the cell You are responsible for folding the protein (the beads Smooth and pipe cleaners). You will receive a card with the Endoplasmic folding instructions. After folding the protein in the Reticulum correct way, you will then send the protein to the Golgi for packaging. You will receive the instructions from the nucleus to Rough assemble the proteins. You will place the beads on a Endoplasmic straight pipe cleaner. You will the send it to the Reticulum smooth ER with the instruction card for folding the pipe cleaner.