Monday, 14 February 2011

I bet they don't do it like this at school...

So. Cells (and all that stuff).
Time for textbooks then?
Nah!!! Innovation and resourcefulness are a home educator's middle names.

First get 2 place mats.
Then get a few printouts on plant and animal cells from
Then buy a large quantity of assorted sweets.

Ready, get set -

No don't eat them yet!

- go!

Strawberry flavoured plant cell wall. Yum.

Liquorice nucleus and nucleolus

It's starting to take shape.

Voila - a plant cell!

Plant and animal cells.

But before you can eat anything, kids, you need to find out the similarities and differences between the cells...

Then the compulsory photo opportunity.!!!

(Dog joins in by eating endoplasmic reticulum.)


KnittyFlitty said...

Ah this is brilliant!! I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to steal this, lock, stock and barrel!!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Glad to have found you and thanks for the comment on mine. Keep up the inspirational home ed!

Loz said... too. Love it. :D

MadameSmokinGun said...

Such long words! I am amazed the sweets lasted long enough for the photos. I would have to make this out of liver and bacon in my house to ensure we reached a conclusion. Or perhaps simply vegetables.

Anonymous said...

Cool - except I can't stand licorice!

We got a book out and learned about platelets, blood cells, fibrin and clotting factors today when Miss Amoo cut her finger on a tuna tin at 2pm. I bet they don't do that at school either!

Carolyn said...

We did Smartie maths at one of the schools I used to work at....but it wasn't really that funky!