We had a week of science fun here, catching all our experiments up and then some more. The experiment that outshone all of them – by far – was the making of a cell model. Here is a finished cell to give you the idea of what we did:
Let’s meet the Players:
- One packet of jelly per cell.
- A collection of teeny tiny sweets – for all the various parts of the cell.
Let’s Play the Game:
- Mix your jelly according to the packet instructions.
- We used green for a plant cell and orange for an animal cell, because a plant cell has walls and a regular shape we popped the jelly into a square box. The animal cell is meant to be a little more random!
- While you are waiting for the jelly to set you can have a good explore of the internet, and there are heaps of good sites:
- Now examine all your different candies and match them up to the parts of the cell.
- Then for some quick assembly:
- And you are done!!! One green plant cell and one orange animal cell.
- If you know what the name of the cell component, that the candy represents, and what it’s purpose is, then you are free to eat it!!! It’s just amazing how quickly you can learn with the right motivation!!!
A different candy for every cell component…