Create 3D Animal Cells with Play Doh
This week I used an idea I found on the Internet to help students remember and understand the functions of different parts of animal cells. We had already created diagrammed posters during an earlier lesson, so this project was mainly for review.
I divided the class into pairs so that the work would go faster and I would need fewer resources. Each team received:
- Four colors of Play Doh
- A stiff piece of card stock paper with a glossy finish
- Scrap construction paper for creating labels and arrows (because the glossy finish on the paper doesn’t hold pen or marker ink well)
- Directions to use the poster drawings they had already created to make a 3D model of a cell, then label each part and describe its function
They loved it and created very nice models that we then displayed in the hallway outside of our room. As the saying goes, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
My son had to create a 3d plant cell model for his 6th grade science project. Unfortunately, he waited until the last minute to complete the assignment. However, thanks to these easy to follow directions, he was able to complete the project and he had a lot of fun doing it.
Great! I’m glad that my instructions and examples made it easy for you and your son to get his assignment completed. I like that this method created such a nice product for my students in a one class period. Happy to help with other ideas as well.
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