The Dollhouse of Death project culminates the first semester science elective, a course in Forensics for 9th-12th-graders. Students built their dollhouses individually or in pairs, being sure to include all features specified as project criteria. They evaluate their own work according to 12 rubric categories, and then proceed to take notes on an investigatory sheet […]
By Katherine Lee ‘22 Human-caused climate change is definitely one of the most serious issues in the world since the early 1800s. The emission of CO2 started during the Industrial era, where humans built an immense amount of factories. Climate change is a topic that the United Nations and many scientists in different countries are […]
In the featured photo, high school students study river flow at Nature Bridge during their annual beginning-of-the-school year retreat. They spent three full days at the Olympic Peninsula environmental education center. At Nature Bridge, students develop inquiry-based science skills while hiking nearby peaks, exploring in canoes, investigating tidepools, and analyzing old growth forests. See a […]
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 […]
The high school biology class recently studied catalase, an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
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.→
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 […]
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