Students had the chance to build their own cell city this week! By answering the scientists’ tricky questions about the cell, they could obtain valuable parts to model a real biological cell. By comparing the parts of a cell to that of a functioning city, we could see how each part interacts and why they are important. Most cities cannot function without an energy source, and most cells cannot function without mitochondria! Knowing specifics of the cell, like what the nucleus is for [planning center], or what lysosomes do [recycle material], and that only plants have cell walls, helps scientists to understand how our bodies work. The more we know, the more we can do with the power of knowledge!