Cells are integral parts of the human body, and they are usual subjects in elementary and high school biology. Teachers may require their students to bring a cell model at school, or they’re required to have one available for the class. A model cell helps students identify each part and function. If you want to know how to model a cell with modeling clay for a special project at class, here are the things you need to do.
- Make the mitochondria. Grab violet colored clay and a light-yellow one. Roll the violet clay before flattening it out. Cut out two small oval shapes and set them aside. Cut off two smaller portions of the light-yellow clay and shape them like a belt. Arrange them in a zigzag pattern on top of the violet ones. Place the two mitochondrias on random positions around the cytoplasm.
- Make the Golgi apparatus. Get dark-colored clay and tear off small chunks. Roll them around into small circles. Put the circles beside each other until you have a cluster of small circles. Put the cluster on one side of the cell membrane.
Once you’re done with your cell model, print out the names of the cell parts that can be found on your model. Glue each name on a toothpick and stick it on each corresponding part.