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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 1, Day 4 – Biology and the Body (Rising 5th and 6th)

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

In today’s class Biology and the body we reviewed the disease tuberculosis, its symptoms and how it is treated or how we can prevent it using the vaccine BCG. We then learned the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic outbreak. This was followed by a class discussion on the role of government and health. We learned about the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Before lunch we reviewed the cell structure and learned the names and functions of the different organelles in the cell. We also learned about the difference between plant and animal cells. After lunch the students got creative and worked on some cell structure models. They all look so great!

This was followed by an activity in which they had to use the microscope to observed onion cells and cheek cells. Your scientists prepared their own onion plant cell slides and their own cheek animal cell slides. To culminate such a productive day we made a list of the new words we learned in today’s class and added them to out vocabulary wall. Ask your student what they contributed!

All the best,

Dr. Ramos

Preparing to Look at Cheek Swabs Under the Microscope


Recreating the Plant Cell