Seventh Graders Build Edible Cells
October 2, 2012
Mrs. Hinn’s seventh grade life science classes enjoyed building Edible Cells! Utilizing a large sugar cookie as the base, pairs of students showed their creativity and knowledge of the parts of a cell by adding items such as frosting, jello, gummie worms, fruit, candy, crackers, and many other confections to make either a plant or animal cell from the cookie.
Students reviewed their cells with Mrs. Hinn and were graded based on their creativity; how well they used different foods to represent the cell‘s organelles (the tiny cell parts); and their understanding of each organelle’s function in the cell. Of course, the best part was getting to sample the candy as they worked and then enjoying the finished product!
Special thanks go to our wonderful seventh grade parents who made the sugar cookies used as the base for the cells and to those who helped during the class when students were constructing the cells. What a fun way to learn!