Monday, November 19, 2012

Parts of a Cell: Upper Elementary Students Use Art Skills to Model Science Concepts

Upper Elementary Students  ( 9- 11 year-olds) have been studying the parts and functions of plant and animal cells.

As frequently happens in our classrooms the areas of science and art intersect.
With some basic art supplies the teachers and students were all set to take what they had learned and make something beautiful.

Using white  glue,wax paper, a variety of yarn and string, pipe cleaners, glitter, and some beads they created models of cross sections of plant and animal cells.

Here are a few examples drying on a tray and below a student identifies some parts of her cell for me.

When completely dry these cell models make awesome (and educational) sun catchers.

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