My "Cell-O" Model

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Visualizing a Plant or Animal cell

Food and candy items can help students visualize the parts of a cell.


A nectarine half is a great model. The skin represents the nuclear membrane, and the pit is the nucleolus

Cell Form is represented by jello in a rectangular container for a plant cell, and a rounded container for an animal cell. The pan itself represents the cell wall or cell membrane, and the gelatin is the cytoplasm

Watch Out Horton! There may be life in that fruit!

Nectarine= nucleus

A. Skin=cell wall or membrane

B. Pit= nucleolus