I have a special treat for you all today (pun intended). My friend Vanessa taught her students some sweet biology by making an edible skin layer cake! I can’t imagine any kid that would be against this tasty way of learning! I’ll let her explain the process.
Sorry it’s been awhile, I got a job which leaves me too busy to do posts often but I couldn’t skip this one!
My science kids are learning about the Integumentary System and I couldn’t pass up this awesome idea that I found here.
Fruit Roll Up
Twizzlers (pull apart)
Originally, I had us make it together but the jello didn’t set fast enough (you live and you learn) so the next week I made it the night before.
We made the Jello, poured it into a small square bowl and put the marshmallows on top of the unset jello. Then give it enough time for it to set properly.
When the jello is set, run the knife around to “unstick” it from the sides and plop it out onto a big enough dish…
So far you have your Hypodermis (the Marshmallows) and your Dermis (the Jello) next you deed to add your Epidermis (the Fruit Roll Up) Poke holes in it first with a skewer or tooth pick
We used blue so the different skin layers would be more obvious.
Next its time to add some hair!!
Pull your licorice apart and cut (or tear like I did) your “hairs” to desired lengths and stick ’em in your “pre-poked” holes.
Ta-Dah Skin Layer cake!
Super easy, super helpful for visual learners, and super yummy if you like Jello (which I don’t… haha).
Anyways that’s all for now, hope you have as much fun as we did!
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