26 January 2009

Making a Cell

I never imagined that cell making could be creative, fun, and yummy. But here we have the 3 basic parts of a cell: cell membrane, cytoplasm, and the nucleus.

1 cup Lemon or Pineapple Jello (room temperture)

2" of a banana

1 ziploc sandwich bag

8" of string or yarn

Pour the 1 cup of jello into a bag, then add the banana. Have your little student identify the 3 parts of the cell. For fun you can split the banana to make 2 nuclei to show cell division. Use the string to place the banana pieces on different sides with the jello sort of equally divided.


  1. This is a wonderful idea for teaching about the cell! And then we can eat it!

  2. not what I was expecting but interesting none the same. Hope all is well in your corner.


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