What are some good ideas for a 3D animal cell project?

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A great way to bring a biology lesson to life is to create a model of the subject that you've been learning about. If you are learning about animal cells, here are some creative ideas for making two and three-dimensional models that may help you memorize important structures and have fun while you learn.

  • Use food products; if you're not worried about keeping your model intact forever, it can be fun to create your animal cell out of food products. Try using a cake or cupcakes for your base, and then modeling structures using different candies.

  • Try clay and Styrofoam; a middle school classic, cutting and painting Styrofoam balls and adding clay forms for the structures allows you to make an accurate animal cell model.

  • Use your computer; you can also use any basic drawing program on your computer to sketch out your cell. If you're feeling more ambitious, or are computer savvy, try making a 3d model in a modeling program.

  • Draw it out; probably the simplest method on this list, simply copying an image from your textbook may be very helpful (and less time consuming). Draw an outline of the cell and its structures, and then make multiple copies on a copier so that you can practice labeling.

  • Good luck!
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