How do you build a 3d-plant cell model?

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my question:how do you build a 3d-plant cell model?

How about using jello and putting (edible) things inside to represent the different cell structures? I would first find a good picture of a plant cell and then see what I have in the kitchen that could match some of the shapes. If you can think of a few things that match the shapes better than what you have, make a list and then go to the grocery store to buy them.
First grease a bowl before pouring the water and jello powder in. Put it into the refrigerator until it is partially gelled. Then add the pieces of fruit/veggies for each of the cell parts. Make sure you spread them out to look like the picture you have of the plant cell. Then put the bowl in the refrigerator to let it finish gelling. Hopefully you can slip the jello from the bowl onto a plate. You may want to experiment first to make sure it works all right. As long as everything you add is edible, you can eat your mistakes. If oil by itself doesn't let you remove the jello from the bowl, you could line the bowl with parchment paper before mixing the jello.
Good luck with this project. I hope it work out.


first i would pull up a picture of a 3d plant cell model for references on Google images.
You can get a Styrofoam rectangle and sort of round the corners out.
Then paint a thin dark green boarder around the rectangle to represent you cell wall.
next carve out places on top of the rectangle for your Nucleus, Vacuole, cytoplasm, Mitochondria, chloroplast.
Then get small Styrofoam ball and shape and carve it to look like a nucleus. Glue it into one of the holes you carved.
get more small Styrofoam balls and shape them to look like the rest of the components, then glue them into the other holes you carved out.
Paint it all and you should have a cool 3d plant cell model.


Green Styrofoam from any craft or fabric store was always the go-to, and you can carve that material easily with kitchen utensils, like melon ballers and small knives. Get you some toothpicks and some smaller Styrofoam pieces in various shapes, carve those pieces into whatever shape you need, then stick them into your big Styrofoam chunk with the toothpicks. Those same craft stores will also have acrylic paint, so get some of that while you're at it and paint your Styrofoam. Voila!


Actually, craft stores also sell those blocks of soft, green material that silk flower arrangements are anchored into. It's like Styrofoam but it appears less porous and is softer and easier to carve and shape. Plus, it's already green. If you went into a craft store and asked for it, giving my description here, I bet they'd know just what you mean.


Not sure what your exact assignment is, but my school loved students getting creative with their cell models. Students used candy (candy necklaces, or long Twizzlers work well), as well as pipe cleaners, house hold products, and whatever other unconventional items they could find. Do something that will catch your teacher's eye. (:


To make a 3D plant cell, I had my students start with green rectangle jello jigglers. From here they used frosting, candy, and a plant cell model to create a 3D cell.