Experiments and projects are fun and interesting to do. These projects feed the imagination and curiosity of students as well as their parents, who help them out in doing these projects. The most enjoyable and educative project that biology students can do is making an edible animal cell. The students will be able to identify parts of an animal cell as well as understand in a better way its structure and how the organelles will interact with each other within a cell. These projects are most enjoyable when they are done in groups.
In these projects, the students have to construct a model of an animal cell using edible materials. These models can be made using a variety of food materials, both cooked and raw. Gelatin, candies, and other foods are the most common food items that are used to make these models. It is important that these edible materials should not become stale for at least three days without refrigerating them, else it would be difficult to display them. We have to remember this point when selecting the ingredients.
A cell in an animal has the following parts: Cell membrane, cytoplasm, cell nucleus, mitochondrion, centriole, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, lysosomes, ribosomes, and vacuole. All these organelles should be included in these craft projects. The main difference between a plant cell and an animal cell is that the latter does not have a cell wall.