A unique way to make an edible plant cell model is out of pizza dough, using the toppings to represent the different parts of the cell. This is a craft that can easily be done at home as a science project or on a larger basis as a classroom activity.Continue Reading
A model is a good way to help students understand the parts of a plant cell. The only supplies needed for this plant cell pizza model are a sheet pan, pizza or bread dough, pizza sauce and a variety of toppings.
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a rectangle and place it on the sheet pan. Spread the dough out to the edges of the pan.
Use different toppings to represent the parts of the plant cell. Some suggestions are pizza sauce for the cytoplasm, a round slice of tomato, ham, pepperoni or salami to represent the nucleus, minced green onions, chopped green peppers or diced bacon for the ribosomes, crumbled sausage or black olives for the mitochondria, pineapple for the Golgi bodies, green olives for the chloroplasts, empty spaces, or circles, in the pizza sauce to represent the vacuoles, and herbs or cheese around the edges to represent the cell wall.
With adult supervision, bake the pizza according to package directions.
It is possible to create a 3D model of a plant cell by using a 3D modeling software program, such as SketchUp, and a capable 3D printer, such as MakerBot 3D Replicator. Once the design is complete, it takes up to 10 hours for the printer to create the model.Full Answer >
To construct a 3D model of a plant cell, acquire a rectangular container to house the organelles and represent the cell wall, such as a Tupperware container or aluminum baking pan. Line the inside of the pan with plastic wrap to represent the cell membrane. Make clear gelatin using half the recommended quantity of water, and chill it inside of the container to represent the cytoplasm. Carefully insert objects shaped like the various organelles into the chilled gelatin.Full Answer >
A simple plant cell model is a somewhat rectangular structure encased within a cell wall and cell membrane. Inside the cell is the cytoplasm, a jelly-like material that supports the organelles found in the cell.Full Answer >
Making an edible plant cell model pizza involves using premade, rectangular-shaped pizza dough as the base, pizza sauce to represent cytoplasm, and various pizza toppings for each of the cell organelles. The pizza toppings include cheese, red peppers, green olives, mushrooms, pepperoni, herbs, tomatoes and sausage.Full Answer >