Anatomy & Physiology students complete cookie cell lab

Students in Mrs. Mary Lawson’s Anatomy & Physiology classes learned about the functions and parts of cells in a delicious way. By using cookies and icing, students were able to discuss and better understand the cell’s parts and the role the cell plays in tissues, organs, and body systems.

Each student was required to use icing to identify the cell membrane (plasma membrane), the nucleus and chromatin threads, and organelles such as: mitochondria, ribosomes, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes and centrioles.

Then, each student conducted an analysis about the cell by answering questions related to the functions of each part. They were also required to critically consider what it means when cells are selectively permeable, what type of cell would have more mitochondria, and which type of cell would have more lysosomes.

Students enjoyed the interactive nature of this lab. View a student’s thoughts on the lab below, and photos from the lab can be viewed here!

Story by Erin Rosetti