|Getting under the membrane|
But they are three projects I love!
We started out describing the parts and what they did with the kids taking notes.
But we moved on to playing around. Literally!
We used a sheet as the cell membrane and had each kid play 2 organelles.
Then it was on to building models with jello and candy...
The guys built a plant cell (the tupperware was the cell wall).
The girls built an animal cell.
They used a peach ring as the nucleus, bubble tape as endoplasmic reticulum, gum as Golgi bodies, nerds as ribosomes, lemon heads as lysosomes, gum balls as centrioles, Mike n Ike as mitochondria and phytosomes, and sweet tarts as vacuoles.
It was one of those demonstrations that didn't last long...