To culminate their study of cells, Marianna and her classmates created detailed models, many of them edible. ;-) Marianna considered making a pizza, but I persuaded her that gingerbread would be simpler and sturdier.
Surprise! We had all the fixings already in the house, including some candy left from last Halloween.
Charming, isn't it? And so educational!
Can you identify the flagella, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria, or lysosomes?
How about the rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum?
At least the nucleus and cilia???
We have woods, a tiny meadow, and a creek behind our house,
so finding some "natural" water was simple enough.
We were surprised, though, to find a beaver dam!
It did explain why our trek through the grass was so . . . squishy.
I don't have much of a science plan for this year, but we're holding our own for now.