Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Cell Project

Kara my 7th grader had a project to complete for science. The specifications of this project were very detailed and precise to get an A. Go outside any of the margins and the grade will be lowered... One hundred points possible.. It had to be between 9 - 12 inches in length, no more than 12 inches in width and no more than 10 inches in depth... No glue can show - no loose parts - each item must be labeled with typed print... the teacher preferred her to use ordinary household items for the design... ( a quick trip to Michael's craft store) AND you could not use the same type of material for the entire project - you had to mix it up a bit.... I have to tell you that I am the least creative person you could meet.. my husband is a close 2nd, and Kara not too far behind... We are more A + B = C type personalities - a stick figure is about as good as it gets for me.... This weekend we stepped out of our boundaries... I went on the Internet in search of inspiration and this is what we came up with.... How many points do you think we'll she'll get???

Materials: 1 yellow felt 12 x 12, 1 flat circular Styrofoam, black sharpie pen, 1 small Styrofoam ball, misc. colored form paper, black duct tape, hot glue, tooth picks, 1- 12 x 12 black foam sheet, 1- 12x12 blue foam sheet and 1- 6 in. stick


  1. These types of projects are never easy! It turned out great!

  2. good luck! It looks great to me!

    I always hated science fair projects, when I was in school and when my kids had to do them too I'm not creative at all!!

  3. Very cool! Thanks for stopping by Boys-n-Berries!

  4. My son is having to do this in eleventh grade even though he did it in middle school. Your step by step project really helped him get this one done looks great! Thanks!



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