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  • 1. The Jumping amazing super optimistic edible plant cell model. This is a great representation of a cell because, not only is it edible, it has somewhat realistic looking cell parts. The cell wall is rigid, the chloroplasts are green and there is an equal mix of healthy and junk food. Yes, with gummy worms and oranges, rice krispies and cantaloupe, this cell model has it all!

2. Cell membrane We chose to use Fruit by the foot because the cell membrane wraps around the cell and it is very thin. The cell membrane controls which substance or molecules can enter and exit the cell through. K.PCell membrane 3. Cell Wall We chose to use rice crispy treats because it represent a hard outside to give the cell structure. The cell wall protects the cell and gives it structure.K.PCell Wall 4. Nucleus The peach represents the nucleus. We used the peach because when we cut the peach in half and took out the nut out it provide a spot the put the nucleolus in. The nucleus control the entire cell and contains DNA. K.PNucleus 5. Nucleolus The kiwi is used to represent the nucleolus. We chose to use the kiwi because it is smaller than the peach so it would fit just right inside the peach (nucleus) The nucleolus holds genetic information for the cell and creates ribosomes. K.PNucleolus 6. We used cantaloupe for the smooth endoplasmic reticulum. We chose the cantaloupe for this purpose because it could be easily manipulated into the shape we needed. Also, it is smooth in texture. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum creates lipids and phospholipids. The phospholipids then make up the cell membrane. Hanna E. 7. We used a grapefruit for the vacuole. We chose the grapefruit for this purpose because we needed a large fruit that would still fit on the model. It was about the right size, and also had an interesting look to it. The vacuole stores things like waste, nutrients, and water inside the cell.Hanna E. 8. We used bananas for the rough endoplasmic reticulum. We chose the bananas for this purpose because they looked like the organelle when manipulated correctly. The rough endoplasmic reticulum moves ribosomes from the nucleus to the cytoplasm. (This is why there are blueberries on it. Hanna E. 9. We used blueberries for the ribosomes. We chose the blueberries for this purpose because they were the right size and could be dotted around the cell, as well as placed on top of the bananas Ribosomes are basically just pieces of RNA, and they assemble enzymes by bringing together amino acids.Hanna E. 10. To represent the Golgi Apparatus, we used gummy worms. We used gummy worms because their shape is fairly similar. The function of the Golgi Apparatus is it processes proteins before sending them to their destinations. MalCam 11. We chose the orange for the mitochondria because it was a good size and the shape was similar. The mitochondria is like the respiration and it creates energyMitochondriaLA 12. Chloroplast We chose to use honey dew to represent the chloroplast. The reason why we chose to use honey dew is because they are both green in color. This is due to being filled with chlorophyll. The function of the chloroplast is it uses sunlight to make glucose where photosynthesis mostly takes place.MalCam 13. We chose to use strawberries to represent the Lysosomes. The reason why we chose this was because lysosomes have digestive enzymes and the little specs on the strawberries Lysosomes (seeds) helps to represent that. Lysosomes have the function of breaking down cell waste and debris; can actually be used to commit suicide in some cases.MalCam 14. We chose the fruit roll up around the peach Nuclear Membrane because it is thin The nuclear membrane protects the nucleus and allows thing to go in and out LA 15. Nuclear Membrane In this picture we added the nuclear membrane to the cell. We represented the nuclear membrane with a Fruit RollUp, not only was it easy to work with but it was also thin. The Fruit Roll-Up was also sticky enough to stick to the peach, representing how it would hold the nucleus together. The nuclear membrane allows the transport of proteins and RNA between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. A.M 16. In this picture we added the cytoskeleton to the cell. We used the pull apart Twizzlers to represent the cytoskeleton because they look like small tubes. The Twizzlers were also easy to layout around the cell because they are very flexible.Cytoskeleton The cytoskeleton is a network of fiber tubules that helps to keep the cells overall shape and the movement. It is particularly important to animal cells that lack a rigid cell wall. The cytoskeleton is only found in Eukaryotic cells. A.M 17. Chromosomes/ Chromatin In this piture we added the chromosomes and chromatin to the cell. We used icing to draw on the chromosomes or chromatin because we needed them to be small and to fit onto the nucleus (the peach). Chromosomes are organized structures of genetic code found on the nucleus. Chromatin are the same as chromosomes, just not organized. The chromatin will turn into a chromosome to carry out cell division. A.M