Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Cell (262/365)

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“Art is science made clear.”

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 9 (1950). "Le Coq et l'Arlequin," Le Rappel à L'Ordre (1926).

TIME:  6:11 PM
PLACE:  Dining room
SUBJECT:  DQ’s science project

DramaQueen was required to make a model of a cell (animal or plant) for a science project.  The only restriction she had in the materials she was allowed to use was “No Jell-O”!!! <== that makes me wonder what kind of disaster the science teacher had experienced in the past with this assignment.  DQ decided on making an animal cell and asked me for some help with ideas.  I suggested a banner made of felt and other fabrics and notions.  She went with it and her final project came together like this:

  Cell Membrane – braided cording
Cytoplasm – yellow felt
Mitochondrion – orange foam with jumbo yellow rick rack
Ribosomes – green tubular beads
Lysosome – teal felt
  Golgi Body – red & gold wired ribbon
Nucleus – purple felt
Nucleolus – bottle cap with diamond glittered top.

The cell is attached to a backing of stiff white felt and the banner is hanging by orange yarn attached to a wooden dowel.  She did the majority of the work putting it together – I helped with retrieval of the crafting items and gave some input and directions when she asked me.  I hope I get a good grade!


Mari said...

Nice cell! You both did great and I think you should get an A!

Christina said...

Great cell model, and so much neater than jello!