Friday, March 29, 2013

5th grade - edible cell project

As part of the 5th grade science curriculum in our school, the students are asked to create an edible model of a cell.  The school uses the Wayne's World illustration copyrighted to W.P. Armstrong.  Dragon chose an animal cell...

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It was interesting to watch this project develop for a few reasons.  One Dragon's personality is to just slap something together and call it a day.  Two he doesn't have a wide knowledge of candy...

So his initial list looked something like:
chocolate chips
hershey's kiss

it just so happens that we have a friend who was at the house who saw the assignment and his list of materials.  She used to be a biology teacher.  She asked him if she could talk about this assignment with him.

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Her enthusiasm got him to really think it through.
so the shopping list became:
ribbon candy
gummy worms
fruit rollups
gummy egg

he added some white chocolate chips, you can see in the first picture, labeled 'golgi vesicles"

I substituted gummy octopus for gummy egg, and that was his nucleus and he used 1/2 of one for his pinocytotic vesicle.


troutbirder said...

Ah there's creativity. You can turn off the anonymous accepted button on your dashboard to get rid of these creeps...

Donna Heber said...

This turned out to be quite the project! Very creative indeed.