Fall 2018 Biology

September 24, 2018

          In Ms. Allnutt’s biology classes, students have been learning what the word “biology” means and what it means to be considered alive. If they learn nothing else this year, they will at least remember what “bio” means! Students have learned about the different molecules essential for life, such as proteins and carbohydrates, and about what makes water such a unique compound and important for life on Earth. Students also have spent lots of time working on their scientific thinking skills through labs based on observation and questioning. 

          We are currently learning about the structure of cells. There is a lot of new information in this chapter, but there are also several fun projects and labs. We will be doing a project to make a model of the cell to help remember all the parts and their functions. The model can be edible (cakes or jello or pizzas, oh my!) or it could be made out of clay or Legos! Every year students have fun with this project so I am excited to see how creative we can get.