Edible cell models

We have literally just finished making edible cell models for science. The kidlet is in the background asking repeatedly when she can eat them (after dinner, now stop asking!) and I have managed to get away for a minute of peace and quiet, ah the bliss!

So today’s science looked like this: read about the basic features and differences between a plant cell and an animal cell; plant cells are rectangular and are typically green from the chloroplasts while animal cells are round. Then we made a model of each type of cell using fruit and jelly. The animal cell is in a round dish with a single strawberry for the nucleus and the plant cell is in a rectangular dish with a strawberry nucleus and many grape chloroplasts. Very basic but I think she has mastered the content of this lesson so yay and I bet the girls will enjoy eating this experiment later, yum.



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