Sunday, September 4, 2011

What are the parts of an animal cell?

Samuel's answer to this question?
Probably the same as the parts of a human cell.

During Unit 10 of school, as Samuel studied about dinosaurs in science, we explored animal cells.  Science is one of the subjects he studies independently, even though I like to supervise the experiments.
Here are a few pictures of how he built a model of an animal cell to find the answer to this question.
Reading instructions.
Mixing cornstarch and water for cytoplasm.
Wax paper is the membrane, conrstarch mixture is cytoplasm. Blue object in center is nucleus.

Marshmallows are vacuoles, which store food/waste.

Jelly beans are mytochondria (produces energy).
What did Samuel find out? 
He was right!

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