Our Year 9 Biologists have been getting to grips with specialised cell types this week.

They used various craft materials to make models to represent the different features of each of the cell types. They looked at ciliated cells (which move mucus using finger-like projections), adipose cells (which store fat) and cone cells (which detect different wavelengths of light in the eye).

Encouraging students to use their hands to make a physical representation of their lesson topic is a great way to cement knowledge and make learning the function of each of the different elements memorable.

Senior School | 23/09/2020