Senior thesis

Thesis day for seniors

Our seniors,  Anisha Chutani and May Hong,  have been immersed in the complex topics of voting in the United States and the question of extraterrestrial life, as they researched their senior thesis papers, which they presented on Tuesday. As the high school, some administrators and board members  listened,  Anisha discussed  “Voting: A Cornerstone of Democracy:  The […]

PNW icons

Icons of the Pacific Northwest

The Middle School studied the Pacific Northwest this school year. One of their culminating projects is a 3-D model of an iconic feature, symbol or structure, which they present to the younger students who visit—the original Starbucks store, Space Needle, Safeco Field and Deception Pass Bridge among them. They used the Innovation and Design (ID) […]

Platonic solids

Building Platonic solids integrates art and math

  In 360 BCE, Plato wrote about five polyhedra—solid figures with sides consisting of regular polygons. These are the tetrahedron (4 equilateral triangles), hexahedron (6 squares), octahedron (8 equilateral triangles), dodecahedron (12 regular pentagons), and icosahedron (20 equilateral triangles). Plato believed that these solids were the building blocks of the universe, and that unlocking their […]

Studying enzymes

The high school biology class recently studied catalase, an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.

Edible Mitosis

Each fall, the high school biology classes learn about the process of cell division called mitosis by decorating frosted doughnuts to show the different stages of the process. Figuring out how to illustrate mitosis reinforces the concepts. Watch one of the presentations students made after creating their edible cells.→

Considering The Atlantic article “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?”

by Emery ’17, Isabel ’17, Ivy ’17, Anisha ’18 and May ’18 In the 11th and 12th-grade Humanities class, we read the article, “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?” by Liza Mundy, which was published in the April edition of The Atlantic. This article was about issues that specifically pertain to the treatment […]

A Cell is Like a Bakery

In Middle School Life Science class, students created models and posters with analogies comparing either plant or animal cells to other things. A Cell is Like a Bakery, according to two eighth-grade students who baked this amazing cake. In the table below, you can read the analogies, from the nucleus/owner to the vacuoles/display cases. How […]

Ash students talk about ethics

In a high school (Ash class) seminar this fall, the students and their teacher Sharon Dunn talked about ethics and education. You can listen here.

In the Style of Van Gogh

Art teacher Charlene Freeman recently taught the Middle School students about painting in the style of Van Gogh. See several of them in this post. These paintings and more are on the wall in the upstairs hallway of Building 2 at North Creek, if you’d like to see them for yourself.

When Doughnuts Explain Mitosis

Woodinville Montessori High School biology students recently showed all the stages of mitosis through decorated doughnuts, then presented slideshows of their projects (linked below). Watch to see how they illustrated the process and demonstrated what they learned. The Process of Mitosis Stages of Mitosis Stages of Mitosis

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