How Can I Make A 3D Animal Cell Model Without Using Jello?


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Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered
To make a great 3D animal cell model without using jello, I'd recommend starting with a spherical object that you can easily and neatly cut in to. Something like a Styrofoam soccer ball might work.

Then, to turn the ball into a cell model, you simply use markers, glue and different colored play-dough to create all the sub-cellular components.
How to make a 3D animal cell module

The most important part to getting your cell model right is making sure you've got all the parts of your animal cell detailed. This will include:
  • A cell membrane (color this in around the edge of the ball)
  • Lysosomes (these can be represented by pink balls of play-dough) 
  • A nucleus (which can be a big yellow circle in the middle of the cell)
  • Nuclear membrane (a thin line around the nucleus)
  • A nucleolus (a small ball in the middle of the nucleus)
  • Vacuole (represented by two or three blue play-dough balls)
  • Mitochondria (elongated play-dough shapes)
  • Golgi body (folded bits of plastic bags might work for this)
  • Ribosomes (a scattering on smaller play-dough balls clustered together)
  • Smooth ER and rough ER
  • Centrosome (a small yellow 'blob' of play-dough).

This model can be fairly easily using a picture of an animal cell, and requires very basic materials. Using this example as a model, you can elaborate and make it as colorful as you like!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You can make a cake and decorate with gel icing and candy. You can also use styrofoam balls and play dough.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Use potato insides mashed up, then add all the organelles.
autumn ferry Profile
autumn ferry answered
Well all you need is:
1. A paper plate
2. Icing
3. Food dye
4. Twirlers
5. Skittles or m&m's
6. A marshmallow
7.  Gimmes
Then throw them all together and - boom! - you have an animal cell.

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