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Jello Cell Model

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Kids will have fun learning about biology with this fun hands-on science activity for learning about animal cells and human body cells too. This Jello Cell Model is fun for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, junior high, and high school too! Food science projects always make science more fun!

Kids will have fun learning about biology with this fun hands-on science activity for learning about animal cells and human body cells too. This Jello Cell Model is fun for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, junior high, and high school too! Food science projects always make science more fun!  

Jello Cell Model

Science has become the most anticipated subject in our homeschool this year. And as a homeschool mom there isn’t much better than seeing your kids excited about learning! Since not all homeschoolers are very comfortable with or excited about Science (I have to admit that was me), I wanted to share some of the home school Science fun we’ve been having to inspire and encourage you! We’ve been making edible Jello Cell Model to learn about the cells in our body. This is such a fun hands on science activity for kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, jr high and senior high too!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this fun science activity for learning about cells.

Edible cell project jello

One of our favorite hands on Science activity so far has been making a jello animal cell. First we learned what cells do and their structure. Then we built a candy cell model with candy we had laying around. (Note: This is a great kids activity to use of the extra Halloween candy!)

jello animal cells

Jello cell project

You can use any flavor Jell-O or candy for your animal cells project, but here is what we used and is pictured above.

  • Cytoplasm – Green Jell-O
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum – Licorice
  • Vacuole – Whopper
  • Lysosome – M&Ms
  • Goigi Apparatus – Banana taffy
  • Ribosomes – Sprinkles
  • Mitochondrion – mini Tootsie Roll
  • Nucleus – Pear & Jaw Breaker (a peach would work great, but we ate ours for snack instead)

Jello Animal Cell Project - this is such a fun, hands on science project for kids learning about animal cells. Great resources and explanation on how to use various items including candy to make and edible animal cell #animalcells #scienceforkids #homeschooling

We hope you enjoy this jello animal cell as much as we did!

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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