Show less A cell model is a 3-dimensional structure showing the parts of a plant or an animal cell. You can make a model cell with things from around your house, or you can buy a few simple items to create a fun, educational project. Then, use different colored clay to make the different cell parts, and attach them to the Styrofoam with toothpicks so they show the layout of your cell.
Skip to main content Plant Cell Model. In Stock. I am a plant biologist and think this model is well thought out and looks nice on my desk. The nucleus and one of the mitochondria do tend to fall out when I set the model down harshly, but if you poke them back into their little holes in the cytoplasm they will stay there. I think it is great, what more could you ask for? It even has little plasmodesmata that hold the walls onto the cell, it is so cute and cleverly designed!
Cell biology can be hard. Cells are too small to see and the science contains a lot of long, complicated words. The first time I made a cell model using food items was over 20 years ago. It was high school Honors Biology and for that rendition of this classic science demonstration, I pretty much used only candy. Jello, Red Hots, gummy worms….
This tutorial provides an overview of how to use the NetPyNE python package to create a simple network. Downloading and installation instructions here: Installation. A good understanding of python nested dictionaries and lists is recommended, since they are are used to specify the parameters.