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.