Today the 8th grade Life Science class in Hoven, South Dakota, worked on the Assembly Line activity from the Real World Science curriculum. It worked as a great lead in for the Cell Factory Model lab from the Laying the Foundation series. Students worked in three groups trying to improve their assembly line apparatus. Comparisons were later drawn between their assembly line and the cell's endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus and other cellular components. The assembly line activity is a quick and easy activity that can be applied to many lab science areas that involve groups working together. With the Cell Factory Model lab, there is also a direct content connection, as well.