Making an animal cell model with pizza was one of our family favorite activities in homeschooling.
Whether you are doing high school biology or elementary health, making a pizza model of a cell is fun. Using food is one of my favorite ways to encourage a love of learning in your kids. Who doesn’t like eating and learning?
Complete listing of ingredients and what they symbolize is found in activity guide below. For a limited time, you can get our Cell Activity Guide for free. Simply, enter your name & email below. We’ll send it to you immediately.
I browned all the sausage and froze it for future meals.
You can use pre-made pizza sauce, but I made my own. Add garlic powder, basil, pepper to a can of tomato sauce…easy!
Spread sauce on crust. Leave a border of crust to resemble the cell wall.
Slice toppings. The ham piece was the hardest.
Place tomato & mushroom in center to symbolize nucleus & nucleolus.
Bake pizza in your oven. Follow directions for the crust you use.
After baking, allow kids a chance to identify the organelles. Then Eat & Enjoy!
What’s included in our Cell Activity Guide?
- Lots of “Eat Your Way through Science” cell activities
- Interactive games
Have you taught the cell in another fun activity?
What else have you used pizza to teach science, math, etc?