Today we get the privilege of Vanessa guest posting again! This scientific post is quite literally a treat!
I love science, and I love activities that are also edible so this was perfect!
In the science class I’m teaching we’re learning about the Nervous System. The science book I teach out of suggested making a model of a Neuron out of clay but when I see clay models I always want to look for an edible version. Trustworthy Pinterest led me to this project by “A School of Fish”! I didn’t have the kids label each part of the neuron model, but we did discuss each part of our model and pointed to each part of the Neuron as I read the chapter.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fruit Roll Ups – for the cell body and nucleus (I bought a variety pack of fruit roll ups so that the cell body and the nucleus could be different colors)
Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel – for the axon
Twizzlers (cut in small sections) – for the myelin sheath. I ended up cutting a slit in my pieces so that the kids could just wrap it around the pull-n-peels instead of threading it through.
I just showed them a picture in the science book for an example and let them create their own version. Some were pretty close to the picture while others were a bit more artistic. 🙂
So fun and yummy!
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