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Sir Son was instructed to make a cell for Apologia Biology class.
- Had to be made from candy.
- Had to be able to sit on the counter for up to five days and still be edible.
- Had to be accurate.
- Had to label parts or have a key.
- Could be a plant or an animal cell.
- Everyone had to eat it.
The ingredients Sir Son used:
- Two different colors of fruit rollups.
- Gum balls (one)
- Jelly beans (three or four)
- Two different sizes of spaghetti
- Candy fruit slices
- Red Twislers
- Wheat berries
- Clear jello
- Yellow jello
First thing Sir Son did was make the yellow, outer membrane. Then I had the job of cutting out the inner part. The inner parts were consumed by the sisters. Some of it is still on my windows in the kitchen. Don’t ask.
Next he poured a small layer of clear jello and let it firm up a little. Having the clear jello was no help at all. It looked yellow from the membrane. After that layer firmed up, Sir Son placed in the Mitochondira (candy fruit slices), one Lysosome (gumball), and Ribosomes (wheat berries). He did orginally use candy sprinkles for the Ribosomes, but they all disappeared and we just can’t go around without any Ribosomes, you know. The colored spots on the bottom are the incredible disappearing Ribosomes.
Then more clear jello was added for the next layer.
The third layer has Lysosome (gum balls), Centriols (Twislers), Ribosomes (wheat berries), Vacuoles (jelly beans), Filaments (thin noodles), Microtubules (thick noodles), Golg (red fruit roll up), and ER (blue fruit roll up).
The ER also had Ribosomes (wheat berries) attached to it. The Nucleus (tangerine) as placed in before the final layer of jello was added. Once all of this was done, a final layer of clear jello was added.
Sir Son got a low A for his grade, mainly because it was not completely made of candy. He also won the prize of
There were three other prizes the kids voted on.
The most disgusting.
The Bravest. This young man took a bite of every one of the cells. There were 11 in all. All were very different. He did not get a ribbon, but a prize from a goodie bag. He picked a woopie cushion to be used during English class. I don’t know if he actually did.
Now go forth and make yourself and incredible edible cell and maybe you’ll win a woppie cushion.
Chocolatechic’s foodie blog can not compare to this incredible edible animal cell. :)
Go to Awesome Cells for more incredible edible cells of 2009.
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