Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learning About Cells

This year we are studying the Human Body and began by learning about cells. Today we had fun making a model of a cell. We put lemon jello into a zip loc bag and pushed a grape down into the jello.

The bag represented the cell membrane which protects our cells. The jello represented the cytoplasm, a jelly like substance, and the grape represented the nucleus or control center for the cell. The cell changed shape as we pushed around on the bag. Doing experiments is not my strong point, but I hope to do more in the days ahead. The kids really enjoyed it and I did too!


  1. Did you eat the cells when you were done?

  2. They plan to eat the cell after room time. :)