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Cell Recipes & Rock Cycles

During our "all-remote" learning period between Winter Break and late January, our faculty ensured that hands-on projects could continue – from Middle School science to High School health, values, and ethics.
In Kelly W.'s geology unit, 6th grade scientists learned about scientific models through the Crayon "Rocks" Lab, wherein they took crayons through the entire rock cycle – shaving them into small pieces to represent weathering and erosion, compacting those pieces into a sedimentary "rock," heating them a little to show metamorphosis, then melting them to create lava and igneous "rock."

In Amy C.'s Life Science class, 7th graders displayed their creative acumen by creating 3D models of plant or animal cells – using cake, legos, Altoid tins, and assorted found items in their homes. Would anyone like a frosted eukaryotic slice? Pictured: cake by Taylor S. '26 and legos by Maya W. '26.

According to the NIH Neurological Institute, "neurons are information messengers [that] use electrical impulses and chemical signals to transmit information." Neurons are also key to Stacy S.'s Health, Values, and Ethics curriculum! This week, 10th grade students sculpted their own neural cells. Pictured: cells by Chloe R. '23 and Ian S. '23.
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