Steps on how to make an Eukaryotic Animal Cell
Step 1: Creating the Cell Model
For this project, our job was to make a model of an Eukaryotic Animal Cell. This animal cell had to be an original copy and we needed to include a: Phospholipid Bilayer, Mitochondria, Golgi Apparatus, Endoplasmic Reticulum (Smooth and Rough), Ribosomes, Nucleus, Lysosomes, Cytoplasm, and Cytoskeleton.
- First: my partner and I decided how we wanted to approach this project...We decided that we wanted to use a metal bowl and small objects like paper as our organelles.
- Second: we cut out a circle of styrofoam and glued it inside of our metal bowl.
- Third: We then began cutting out and drawing organelles that we were assigned for our project and attached them to our bowl.
Step 2: Wiring the Makey Makey
After making our Eukaryotic Animal Cell, things got a little complex. We needed to design a way that when we gave a group of sixth graders our cells, they would be able to touch and hear about each organelle. We were given a Makey Makey.
- First: We created conductive copper wire loops to place on top of or beside each organelle.
- Second: We attached our copper wire loops to the organelle and made sure they were stable.
- Third: We attached two sided alligator clips to the bottom side of the copper wire loops and then connected the other side of the alligator clip to the Makey Makey.
- Fourth: We created an "Earth" object that you have to be touching the entire time to make the Makey Makey work correctly.
Step 3: Creating the Scratch Program
For our project to be able to talk, we needed to create a Scratch program to connect with the Makey Makey.
- First: We created a scratch account.
- Second: We then recorded our script (The script included definitions of all the organelles we were assigned).
- Third: We then attached a little orange tab that was under "Events" which was underneath the big tab "Scripts" to the gray space to the right of all the tabs.
- Fourth: After we selected what key we wanted to play a sound, we went under the big tab "Scripts" and dragged the tab that said "stop all sounds" underneath the orange tab.
- Fifth: We then dragged the newly recorded sound that we found under the little tab "Sounds" and placed it underneath both the orange tab and the "stop all sounds" tab.
- Sixth: We recreated the process for the following eight organelles.
- Seventh: After we finished creating our three-tab sounds, we clicked the button "Share" which is in the top right corner of the screen.
- Eighth: Lastly, we wrote down the URL that showed up after we pressed share.