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How can a 3-D model of an animal cell be made?

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Gelatin, fruit and candy can be used to make a 3-D model of an animal cell. The gelatin is used to form the cytoplasm or base of the cell. A light color should be used so that the candies and fruit used to portray the components are easily seen.

There are a number of steps to follow when creating the model cell.

  • Step 1: Make gelatin using slightly less water than the instructions call for.
  • Step 2: Pour the mixture into a resealable plastic bag.
  • Step 3: Place the bag in the refrigerator for an hour so it can solidify.
  • Step 4: Place fruit and pieces of candy in the gelatin accordingly to represent the cell's organelles.

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