Use this interactive cell model to learn new things about the cells that are all around us!
Step 1: Gather All Materials for Cell Model:
- Foam Ball -half and hollow and 3D
- Large Nail
- Cutting Knife
- Glue Stick
- Colored Pens
- Sticky Colored Labels
- Small Square Box
- Glue Gun, Glue
- Wire Cutters
- Spray Paint
- Construction Paper
- Foam Knife
Step 2: Spray Paint the Half Portion of Foam Ball in Yellow (in Its Entirety).
Step 3: Cut Small Square Hole in Bottom of Foam Circle
Using foam knife, cut small square hole in bottom of foam circle
Step 4: Cut Cardboard Into Foam Circle
Using scissors, cut thick cardboard in the size of foam circle (to be used as a base under cell plasma membrane).
Step 5: Cut Yellow Paper
Using scissors, cut yellow construction paper in the size of foam circle (to be used as cell cytoplasm).
Step 6: Glue!
Using glue stick, glue the yellow circle onto the thick cardboard circle.
Step 7: Draw!
Draw all cellular components on different colored construction paper and cut out (Phospholipid Bilayer, Mitochondria, Golgi Apparatus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Lysosomes, Cytoplasm, Cytoskeleton).
Step 8: Glue!
Using glue stick, glue all cellular components onto the yellow circle (which is the cytoplasm).
Step 9: Color!
Using colored pens, detail all cellular components.
Step 10: Punch a Hole Through Each Cellular Component
Using a nail, punch one hole through each cellular component.
Step 11: Cut Wire
Using wire cutter, cut 9 pieces of wire approximately 10 inches in length.
Step 12: Strip Off One and Half to Two Inches of Plastic Wire Covering From Each Side of Wire Piece
Using wire cutter, strip off one and half to two inches of plastic wire covering from each side of wire piece.
Step 13: Bend Wire
Bend one side of wire so that it has a small and flat oval-like in appearance.
Step 14: Pull Wire Through
Pull each wire through the hole in each cellular component until only the small flat oval copper portion is visible in the cell model.
Step 15: Label the Wire
Label the wire with tape and name of cellular component on the underside of the plasma membrane/cardboard (and unseen).
Step 16: Gather Wires
Gather all wires tightly together and pull through square hole of foam half circle.
Step 17: Hot Glue
Using a hot glue gun, glue the round cardboard (that has the yellow cytoplasm) onto the yellow half foam ball.
Step 18: MAKEY MAKEY
Connect one end of a MakeyMakey alligator clip to one end of a wire that is depicting a cellular component. (Repeat until all cellular components are connected to alligator clips.
Step 19: Connect Alligator Clips
Connect alligator clips on opposite end of wires to corresponding outlets on the MakeyMakey.
Step 20: Organize Wires
Using cutting knife, cut hole in lid of a small cardboard box and pull all wires through the hole of the lid of the box.
Step 21: Place Makey Makey
Gently place the MakeyMakey and wires in the box and pull all wires connected to the cell structure through the hole of the lid of the box
Step 22: Cut the Box
Using cutting knife, cut two small square holes on the very bottom of opposite sides of the box.
Step 23: Organize the Box
Pull the end of white wire through one of the small holes of the box.
Step 24: Red USB!
Pull the end of red USB wire through the other small hole of the box.
Step 25: Place Lid
Gently place lid with all wires onto the box - ensuring all wires are inside box.
Step 26: Instructions / Final Product
Write up and print out simple instructions for using the Interactive cell model.
Cut out and tape instructions onto front of box.
Cut out a small strip of yellow construction paper to be labeled with the corresponding URL and tape to back of box.
Step 27: Write the Audio Program
Record the audio file and convert to MP3.
Put together scratch coding blocks.
Inserted audio files into coding blocks.