Ok, so truly if you aren't doing CC, you might think I've fallen off my rocker teaching my kids about cell structure. But in any case they are getting something... :)
Here is the adaptation of concrete objects for plant cell.
Ok, so this took me the longest to figure out. But alas, it finally came to me! I love both examples. Whichever you have is great. I love that the lunch box is the shape of plant cells as well.
|It's fluid and surrounds the cell. Any blanket will do. :) We run around the room and call it's name while making it fluid.|
|The "brain" holds all the DNA or information for the cell. We act like computers when talking about the nucleus. We define the nucleus in a robotic voice.|
|Much like the blender it takes sugars and turns it into energy. It even has lines on the outside like the diagrams of mitochondria. When talking about this, act like you are spinning and turning into an energy drink in which you drink in the end.|
|The CARbohydrates and proteins (trains). We lay on the ground in curves and have the kids run the trains or cars over them. They love acting like golgi bodies.|
|Different from the animal cell, it is much larger than the nucleus. So I combined both clean trash and food storage for this one. We act like we are a big container and act like you have food and trash inside of you.|