Saturday, October 15, 2011

Analogy in Cell Biology

Hey people,

This is an analogy I use in my teachings:

  • Function of a nucleus of a cell in a group of cells (tissue).

Office Tower ---> Tissue (group of cells)
1 Office ---> 1 Cell
Table, chair, shelves, computer ---> Organelles in a cell (e.g. ribosomes, mitochondria etc)
Computer ---> Nucleus
Programmes in a computer e.g. Microsoft Word ---> DNA
Protein e.g. eye pigment protein ---> Typed Letter

This Analogy works in all levels of education.

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