Awesome Edible Cells!

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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. 😛

Meringue Cookie Cell

Animal Cell

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.

Cookie plant cell

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.

Pepper Animal Cell

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.

Velvet Cake Plant Cell

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!

Yellow Cake Animal Cell

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  😀  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.

Jello Animal Cell

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.

sketch label

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?


17 responses to “Awesome Edible Cells!

  1. sunrisetosunset123

    That looks fun and yummy.

  2. That is quite a fun project. You are the best and most fun science teacher ever! I want to be in your next class. Great job.

  3. I remember when you did that with your boy. 🙂 (At least, I think that was you!) Looks like everyone had a good time!

  4. Very creative class you have there =) I must agree most awesome cells.

  5. i am 11 years old and i love your class!

  6. I love this idea! And the pic’s are great! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hey Applie! We’ll being doing the cell module in a few weeks…can’t wait, after stinky pond scum and mold, I’m sure the kids will have fun making their edible cells! Thanks again for sharing the info. Is it OK to use your certificates?

  8. u guys make some good cells!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. they look yummy to the tummy

  10. those are pretty good but its better in jello

  11. I love it! Thank you for sharing the pics and ideas. I am bookmarking this so when we do cells again, we can do this.

  12. nice edible cell

  13. thanks for sharing your pics ! now my daughter has some great ideas!

  14. i am doing that this week i am in 5th grade i have trouble studying becuz im on the computer all the time LOL! But this gave me lots of ideastell your new students i said HI!!!

  15. i am doing this project to!!!!!! =) I had an idea about doing a giant sugar cookie cell, but then decided to do 20 small cookies in the shape of a cell!!! So all my class mates can enjoy my delicious project! that one girl’s sugar cookie project gave me some great ideas to! thank you to who ever her name is!!! =D

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