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Build a healthy cell

Description: Make a healthy cell by selecting a type of cell and combining the correct component parts (organelles) in modelling material

Duration of Activity: 10 mins approx.

Age: 7yrs+

Topic: Molecular and cellular  

Key words:  Cell, Organelle, Lysosome, Golgi Apparatus, Nucleus, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Mitochondria, Cell Membrane, Ribosome, Nerve Cell, Muscle Cell, Skin Cell, Gut Cell, Stem Cell

  • Instructions and equipment list
  • Activity worksheet
  • Cell reference sheets
Additional resources:

Related activities: Build your own virus (PDF, 729KB)

With thanks to MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh