The focus of our 4th-6th grade Española River Classroom this year is Biology. We’ve spent a good deal of time out at Abiquiu Lake while the weather has been nice, but last Wednesday it was time to hit the classroom to discover the wonders (and organelles) of plant cells!
Our students began by doing some independent research in teams to determine the functions and characteristics of different organelles of plant cells.
After all of this research, our students got a tutorial on how to use a microscope, as well as how to create a wet mount of onion skin and stain it. Our fantastic new teacher, Audrey, did a great job sharing her extensive knowledge of Biology with the students!
Next up: animal cells!