Students in Sandy Everson's seventh-grade science class used microscopes to look at various cells and studied how cells divide for growth and repair.
A microscope that connects to the teacher's computer is used to introduce the labs. The image the instructor is looking at under the microscope projects on the movie screen for students to see. Students then have an idea of what to look for under their microscope before they go into lab.
Following the unit on cells students began learning about genetics through art. Students used dice to randomly select traits and draw simple pictures of their parents. The parents then had children.
Hayden Burgeson and Diamond Fedrick, two students in Sandy Everson’s seventh-grade science class, display the animal cell model they created while learning about cells, the building blocks of life.
Using Punnett squares, students determined the probability for eye shapes, hair type, mouth shape, type of nose and sex. Finally students drew the children that the randomly selected traits depicted for their offspring.