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Monday, October 3, 2011

Edible Plant Cell

     For a science assignment, Courtney had to make a 3-D plant or animal cell with all of the parts represented and labeled. She decided to make an edible plant cell made mainly out of a cake and different food products.

     She and John went to the store and selected many different products that resembled the shape, size of the individual parts of her cell. She made the entire project herself, right down to her little flags labeling her components. The best part for her (and her classmates) was after the project was graded, the students were allowed to eat and enjoy their hard work.

 Courtney and her plant cell

 White cake, lots of frosting (some colored for the cell membrane, wall, nucleus, and vacuole) Other items used- Mentos as Lysosomes, Mike & Ikes as Mitochondria....
 Two of my favorites- Uncooked Ramen noodles as Endoplasmic Reticulum and Mini Chocolate Chips as Ribosomes.

Fruit by the foot as Golgi Complex...

     Courtney hasn't received the grade back yet on her project, but I'm certain she earned a high grade. This shows that learning can be so much fun even in middle school!

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