Cell models

Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 8/10/2015 6:00:00 PM

Who knew cells could be yummy?

In Science, students have been making observations and learning about the parts of cells.  Tomorrow, students will make an edible cell model in class to learn the parts of a plant cell!  Before we begin, we will review the parts and their functions as a class.  Then,  students will put together their plant cell models with graham crackers, frosting, vanilla wafers, sweet tarts and licorice.   Afterward, they will have to name the cytoplasm, cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus and chloroplasts in their models before they can try their scrumptious cells.  It is a fun, hands-on way to learn the parts of the cells and deepen students' understanding.  Be sure to ask your kids about the parts of the cell and they will amaze you with their knowledge!
This lesson was inspired by another teacher.  Check out https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/sixth-grade-biology-lesson to get an idea of what we did!