Representations of plant cells can be made using plastic baggies, a suspension fluid-like syrup and a range of self-selected objects to represent the cell parts or organelles. In a classroom setting, working in pairs is advised because the process can be messy.Continue Reading
This project is suitable for biology students in Grades 6-8. It requires the following materials:
The objects to represent the cell parts or organelles may be selected by the teacher and laid out for the students to choose from or else brought by the students from home. These cell parts are placed into the baggie first followed by the suspension fluid or cytoplasm (whether syrup, oil or detergent), which should be poured from a spout by one student while the other holds the bag. It should then be sealed.
A fun alternative to this project is to create an edible plant cell in the form of a pizza. Having rolled out some refrigerated pizza dough into a rectangle, the following ingredients may be applied: