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Friday, August 26, 2011

Edible Cells!

Our first big activity in Apologia's anatomy & physiology course was creating an edible cell!

After reading all week about the makeup of our body's cells (mitochondria, lysosomes, nucleolus), it was time to cement the idea into our brains with a hands-on culinary creation.

The ingredients were yellow jell-o and a conglomeration of candy and sprinkles:

Each type of candy represented part of a cell's makeup. The kids inserted the candy pieces into the gelatin, already set up and "solid" in bowls -- a messy, but fun, job!

The outcome resembled that of a washed-up jellyfish -- eew! But the kids will remember what centrioles, nuclei, and endoplasmic reticulums are for a long time, I guarantee it!

(Where were the directions to this project when I was laboring through biological psychology? That's what I want to know.)

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