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Build a Cell

September 14, 2018
By Holly MacNeill

  “In science, as with other subjects, children learn new information best through immersion.” - Leigh A. Bortins, The Core; Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

"We are fearfully and wonderfully made! We worship the God of creation. Our fourth-grade students are learning this by studying the human body. They have started learning about our body's basic building block: the cell. Our students have learned about the cell’s organelles and their functions. To demonstrate this new found knowledge, they did 'build a cell' instead of 'build a bear.'” - Mrs. Harrison, CHCS 4th Grade Teacher

“Classical educators begin by teaching children to define terms.” - Leigh A. Bortins, The Core; Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

CHCS fourth grade students had the opportunity to “build a cell” while reciting the scientific terms they learned during the process of studying the human body. Mrs. Harrison guided her classroom to a deeper understanding of cell formation by allowing them to experience cell building first hand while verbally explaining each component of the cell during the process.

Build Your Own Cell: Cell Membrane: Ziplock Back - Cytoplasm: Gelatin - Nucleus: Lime - Mitochondria: Carrots - Golgi Bodies: Broccoli  - Lysozomes: Blue Berries - Vacuole: Olives - Endoplasmic Reticulum: Twislers Licorice 

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