Good cell analogy project ideas include comparing the cell to a city, a school, the government or any other organization with a border, an energy producer, a center, a pattern of development, pathways and storage facilities. The organization needs enough components to match directly with the cell components.

Presentation formats for the project include multimedia programs like PowerPoint, Web 2.0 sites like, posters and three-dimensional dioramas. Include graphics of both the cell parts and their matches. Include written explanations and be prepared to explain orally why components match; for example, explain why the principal is like the nucleus in a school analogy.