The model of a cell cake is a popular science project for 7th grade. My daughter says that anyone who bakes this cake gets an A on their project. Her class ate the cake after she and her partner presented it. It was delicious even though it was a day old.
Here are instructions to bake your own Edible Cell Model from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. There is a lot of leftover candy after the project is completed which is why I think my daughter chose this project!
- Blue Mike and Ikes = mitochondria
- Pink Mike and Ikes = smooth endoplasmic reticulum
- War Heads = vacuoles
- Air Heads Xtremes = rough endoplasmic reticulum
- Sour gummy worms = Golgi apparatus
- Candy disc sprinkles = ribosomes
- Cupcake = nucleus
Erik from This Kid Reviews Books made an awesome Steampunk version of a cell!
It lights up too!
At my daughter’s parent teacher conference, I found other versions of the Cell Model Project. This one was made of sculpy clay.
The lego cell model was a creative twist! My son could do that in a few years when he’s in 7th grade. He has plenty of legos for this project!
Animal Cell Model from KCFAC.kilgore.edu.
Here are some other really cool edible cell model that I found online.
3D Cake with cell parts within the cake!
Watermelon cell model.
Animal cell model pizza!
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