With back to school right around the corner, this is a fun activity to do in the summer. Who doesn’t want to eat jello in the summer?
Teaching about cells can be difficult, especially to youngsters who don’t understand concepts they can’t see with their eyes. This activity will “show” your kids the basic parts of a cell, as well as be fun to eat afterwards. Let’s get started with how to make a 3D cell model.
If you are working with younger kids, I recommend teaching 3 parts of the cell: cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus.
Seal your ziploc. Squish the jello a bit so the grape is surrounded by the jello, representing the cytoplasm that surrounds the nucleus.
Obviously, this is an extremely simple 3d model of a cell. However, it allows even 5 year olds to gain a simple concept of cells.
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