Palisade Cell Structure (Education Challenge entry)

Written by: techie

As explained in the video, my college tasked us to come up with a creative and interesting way to teach students about the structure of plant cells (specifically palisade cells).


Adopting this more "hands on" and practical approach makes information easier to remember and is a more fun method of learning plant cell structure and their various organelles than simply drawing diagrams on a piece of paper.
This video assumes that students are already familiar with the terms "Eukaryotic" and "80s ribosome", but for those of you who don't know, here's a quick guide:

1) Eukaryotic: A eukaryotic cell is a cell that contains a membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bounded organelles. The alternative is prokaryotic cells, which contain neither of these things, and are usually just bacteria or other simple single-celled organisms.
2) 80s ribosomes are only found in eukaryotic cells. 70s ribosomes are found in prokaryotic cells. The only real difference between the two is that 70s ribosomes are smaller.

In an exam, students might get a question where they need to apply their knowledge of the organelles in a plant cell, so learning the main structure and the basic function of each organelle is vital. This is why this exercise could be extremely useful, because for most people it makes the learning process both faster and enjoyable.