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Today was THE day the Edible Cell project was due. It was totally awesome! Each one was different and all were great.The project was given two weeks ago, for Module 6 in Apologia Biology class. The assignment was to make an edible cell. It could be an animal cell or a plant cell. There were two main rules; it had to be all edible and it had to be made with food that was still safe to eat after three days of no refrigeration.I got the rules from Science Spot and used only what I wanted the class to do. They are being graded on:
- Name on project.
- Is the cell identified. Plant or animal.
- Is it a 3-D model.
- All organelles included.
- Are the organelles correctly labeled and function written down.
- Are the relationships between organelles show correctly.
- Are the materials acceptable.
So here they are:
Below is the largest of our cell models. It is an animal cell made from meringue, various candies and cookies. This cell was voted, by the other students, as The Most Accurate Cell. She was one of three that had the most accurate cell; however, her nucleus is a bit on the small side. This cell was that tastiest to me. :P
Below is another cookie animal cell. It is made with a sugar cookie layer with icing on top. Her use of Poptarts for the rough and smooth ER, is really creative. Very well done and accurate.
This next cell was made from concentrated jello. The mitochondria organelles were made from jalapeno. I had to ask someone if they considered that edible. They said yes. Good thing I asked, because I would have said no. Yes, a student not in our class ate one. There were no candies in this one.
This next young man tortured his household by baking a Red Velvet Cake and refused to let them have any. This is a very well made plant cell. My favorite part is the eyeball gum used for the nucleus. This cake cell was very tasty too. The certificate Most Attractive Cell was award to this young man. Voted by other students.
We have another animal cell. Very well made with a yellow cake. He did a fantastic job with the food coloring and use of fruit roll-ups. This young man received a coupon for a free snack from the snack bar. Anyone who tasted all the cells, was added to a drawing. All six students tried all six cells. Brave souls!
I loved this next one. It is made from orange jello. The young lady was embarrassed by its condition. When she picked it up, the organelles floated off to one side and back again. She said it was melting. LOL I told her not to worry, because it was displaying Cytoplasmic Streaming. I told one of the other students to eat the round pink thing, thinking it was a marshmallow. Turns out it was bubble gum, that has been soaking is the melted jello. oops :D Out of all six cells, this one was the only one that got a unanimous vote for The Most Disgusting Cell. I think it is an honor.
Each student was to label their cells some how. Below are just two different ways that a cell can be labeled. One student took a photo of her cell then labeled the parts. It didn’t matter to me how they labeled them, as long as I could understand what they were labeling.This one sketched her cell and did a fine job with it.
This one typed and explained what each piece on the cake represented. Also a fine job.
We had so much fun with this project. Have you had an incredible edible cell lately?