Friday, September 26, 2008

It looked like a box of junk to me.

"Mom! Can I have some of that fluffy stuff you stuff animals with?"
"Yeah, that stuff, can I have a bunch?"
"Um, ok, Drama Girl, let me go get a bag for you.
"Thanks, it's going to be cytoplasm. Can I have some ribbon?"
"What for?"
"Endoplasmic Reticulum."
"You're kidding. I learned about that in college. What else do you need?"
"Um, Chloroplasts. I'll use bottle caps and color them green. And a big storage container for the vacuole - how about an empty can?"
"You've got to be kidding. You're making a cell? When is this due?"
"Tomorrow morning."
"I need some more ribbon for the golgi body."
"Of course you do. What are you doing with those old batteries?
"Mitochondria mom. Duh."

I particularly like the balloon with dots on it that she's using for the nucleus. School's back in session - bring on the science projects.

12 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Denise P said...

Model of the cell, that's a classic! (And doing it the night before--that's a classic too)

Anonymous said...

So this is what I have to look forward to? And I'm already over-thinking kindergarten homework! This is too funny.

Tonya Staab said...

I'm so glad you knew what she was talking about.

Okay, my kid is NEVER taking science. I can barely help with math homework.

Jillybean said...

My son has that same assignment, and I'm sure he'll wait until the night before too.

Anonymous said...

As a science major I'm standing here proud like I'm her mother! I absolutely love her cell rendition.

Batteries for mitochondria...flippin' brilliant.

Patty said...

All I remember from science class was making batteries, and they worked too. And, I did see Annieoakleaves patterns on Flickr. (So cute!) I think I'm going to attempt to stitch some Halloween cards with them.

Alisa said...

Holy Cow! She is scary smart. What a great vision.

Nancy said...

wow. I'm a bit frightened kids are going to be so much smarter than I am. Not necessarily a BAD thing (until they figure out that they are ;) )

owlfan said...

We used fiberfill for a science project this week too. It was the tail of a comet.

Amy said...

oh wow that is so over my head except the bit about mitocondria which I learned from the crime channel on tv um...yeah...


Your kids rock!!

Unknown said...

Ha! I never fully realized the potential for cell models in school. I gave a felt paramecium to our cat, and nothing beats telling the Other to go dangle the flagellum in front of the cat. Though one of the vacuoles has suspiciously gone missing, so I think she's basically stealing food from the poor little microbe.

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