Often in a study of the cell and its cellular processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, assimilation, and growth, biology students find it difficult to acquire an adequate idea of how these living processes interact. Synthesis of these separate processes into an organized whole is even more difficult to comprehend. This paper describes an analogy between a factory and the cell that has been found effective as a classroom discussion technique to more clearly illustrate what the cell must do to maintain itself and to divide.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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Christiansen, Paul A.
"An Analogy Between the Cell and a Factory: A Teaching Technique,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol5/iss3/4