Monday, November 23, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday -- The Anatomy of a Cell

Last night I helped my twin 7th graders with a project called, The Anatomy of a Cell. In this homework assignment, each student is supposed to create a detailed drawing or a model of a plant or an animal cell.

Luckily, both of my kids decided to do the drawing, which relieved me of having to drive to a hobby store to get a bunch of materials that may or may not be used...to create a model that would have to be specially transported to school and then kept in a memory box later.

Drawings are still fun to create AND they travel and store so easily.

As I helped them label the "Golgi bodies, nucleus and the mitochondrion," I remembered studying this when I was in 7th grade (not so many years ago). :)

It was fun to watch each of them draw, color, label and explain the function of this basic building block of life.

I've included a quick reference chart above in case you'd like to refresh your knowledge of life science.

I love being in this space with my kids. It provided yet another Perfect Moment.

4 comments:

Furrow said...

Ok, it is just me, or are they always coming up with new parts of a cell? Probably just me.

That sounds like a fun and educational evening. Your kids have a great mom :)

Lori Lavender Luz said...

I think I will enjoy this kind of homework more than I do the 8+3 stuff.

I bet the boys had a perfect moment with you, too.

And, uh, not so many years ago?

Andy said...

Learning is so much fun when you can have fun with it!

Now if I could just conquer grade 1 math I would be all set!

Quiet Dreams said...

Well, I guess 7th grade was, uh, not so many years ago for me, either (ahem), but I sure wouldn't be much help to anyone trying to do that project. Much respect to you and your memory. :)

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