There is always something exciting happening in Ellen Peterson's 7th grade science class at Smithfield Middle. When I stopped by last week, the students had created Giant Plant and Animal Cells and were serving as tour guides inside of the models. They were also studying cells under the microscope and using Virtual Reality goggles to simulate a roller coaster ride through a cell. I had a great time visiting the class and could see, and hear, the learning taking place from the students. The video below highlights my visit to her class and shows the importance of giving students hands-on, deeper learning opportunities. And I'm sure you will enjoy a few laughs, possibly at my expense, but it was worth it.
Mrs. Peterson's Cell Expo (video)