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Jello Cells

Jello Cells

Cells as 3D objects is a difficult concept for students to grasp as all diagrams and cells under the microscope appear as 2D objects. This activity allows the students to build 3D cell models and so have a concrete example to help them to develop this concept.



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David Tinker
David Tinker (Student)
10 years ago
A great way to get students to learn about cells. This activity involves building edible cells, using jello and fruit. It seems like a really effective way to reinforce concepts about cells, and it involves snacking!
Maryanne Duttarer
Maryanne Duttarer (Student)
10 years ago
3-D is always better than 2-D. And who doesn't like playing with jello =)
Joaquin Alvarado
Joaquin Alvarado (Faculty)
10 years ago
A fun way for students to familiarize themselves with the parts of cells. However, ziplock bags may be a better alternative to plastic sacks.
Leigh-Ann King
Leigh-Ann King (Student)
10 years ago
It's an interesting take on the cell model project. I've known students to do jello cells on their own for the project, but I've never seen an entire class making their own during school hours. I'm not a fan of jello, haha, but it could be fun for the students to try it out.