Thursday, June 14, 2012

DIY: Edible Plant Cell Project

Day 14 of What’s the Word June
Word of the day: cumulonimbus

On Monday night my daughter told me that she had to create an edible model of a plant cell for a school project Then she casually said,”Oh yeah, it is due on Thursday.”

No biggie, ha! So, I had two days to help plan the plant cell and make sure it was edible. After tossing around a few ideas we decided a pancake was the way to go. It is large, soft, round, and yummy. She made labels with the cell information and then I glued them onto toothpicks.

First thing is first, make a pancake.

Carefully add on each food item.

Stick the toothpick flags into the correct areas.

Great job, Emily!

Here is the list of food items we used:
Pancake – cytoplasm
Green licorice – cell wall
Raisins – cell membrane
Peanut butter cracker – nucleus
Jellybean– mitochondria
Banana chip - chloroplast
Nutella - vacuoles

Thankfully it is a rain free morning in Olympia (no cumulonimbus clouds in sight) so she was able to safely carry her edible project to the school bus stop. 

Let's hope the plant cell made it to class in one piece.


j.thrift said...

that is awesome!

DevotedMommy said...

How original! What a great idea! I'll have to remember this 1.

kerry said...

That was great !! love it!!

Brittney said...

Pretty awesome!

Amanda said...

Super creative! Love it!

Poppy said...

Very cool!

Julie Baugh said...

Well done. Hope my LO never has to do this project, but if he does I'll be prepared now.

Jenelle said...

What a great and creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

Hillary Lynne Glaser said...

Well done!!! I really like the creativity!

QueensNYCMom said...

that is so cool and yummy. anita anderson

Debbie McConnell said...

Wow !! Very Creative and yummy too!!

Diane said...

Im glad you said it wasn't raining - I was wondering how she was going to get it to school! Very creative idea!

Ali said...

This is awesome! Great job

Kelley @ Kelley's Passion for Nutrition said...

Oh I have to remember this for our school year. Neat idea, thank you for sharing.

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

This is awesome! I am always looking for nutrition education and science projects! I will pin.

Beloved said...

What a cool idea. A friend's son recently did a similar project, and used candies. It also had to be entirely edible. This active learning is the kind that stays with so many children long beyond the classroom experience. Way to go, mom!
Peace and good.