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I can’t stress is enough that anything created is done on a trial and error process. I have learned this firsthand from the video shown above.  As you have seen my cell didn’t exactly compare to Se7en’s perfect cell model.

First I went to the candy store and although, I went there with a plan I ended up buying more than what I was going to use.  Next I went home and prepared the jello which is the foundation of the model.  I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one person in our class does not know how to make jello. Hey I didn’t until my son was about one and a half and I ran out of things (food in particular) to introduce him to. 🙂 . Steps to making jello are

  1. boil one cup of water
  2. dispense all of the jello package into the boiling water
  3. mix until all jello grains are dissolved
  4. immediately add one cup of cold water
  5. pour into desired bowl and refrigerate

These instructions can also be found in the jello package.

I used my imagination, a biology book and started to visualize the organelles according to images.  This was very helpful.

The negative aspect of this project is the lack of assorted color candy in the market. another negative, is the color I chose for the jello next time I think I’ll use yellow (somatic cell) and green (plant cell). Lastly, another negative part is that I am not a HUGE candy fan so I didn’t get to eat much. 😦 .

One a brighter note, I will keep working and have open mind to what I can do to make my education tool work better the next time around.

I suppose you get an idea of what I am going to make just by looking at the tittle.

Yummy Idea hu. I encountered a few problems trying to find something that I would like to do in my future classroom.  At first, I thought about dissection of a frog or earth worms. So I thought how cool would it be to make an app that would let you actually dissect a frog.  Well, unfortunetly it’s in the market already. I believed this would be a great idea because many schools do not offer this experience, and how neat would it to complete it without anyone being grossed out by the oder or slimy feeling.

Nevertheless, I found something more interesting that would be both educational, fun and yummy by Se7en.  We can’t neglect the fact that all children have a sweet tooth.  In this activity children would make both plant cells and animal cells.  Why both?  So they would learn about the organelles and later be able to compare and contrast the two.

When I was in junior high school, I clearly remember just having to memorize all the organelles, but with this activity students would be unknowingly memorizing them with this fun activity.

This would be our final product below.

edible cell

 Se7en shares an edible cell model made from candies, making biology fun for children. Grant Potter begins,

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” ― Jim Jarmusch

INSPIRATIONAL isn’t it.   Potter adds “Tinker with me”.  And so I have, it’s not my idea, but I will definitely tinker on. . .