Cell Experiments Grauer in 7th Grade Life Science Class
From Nick Scacco, Science Teacher: 7th Grade Life Science students have started to explore the world of cells in class. For our first activity, we made connections to one of the fundamental concepts of life science (the characteristics of living things) and to cell theory. The class watched Simon Checa dissect a fish from a local fish market in the kitchen. They took notes on the different systems and organs they were able to see as he worked. Next, they used microscopes to view organs and tissues up close. As they viewed the connections between cells, tissues, organs and systems, a small group worked to bread and fry the fish for fish tacos. We ended the day sharing chips and fish tacos as a group, and the class worked on an essay to share what they learned about cells, organ systems, and the characteristics of living things. Special thanks to Simon for helping the students learn about fish and helping us make our delicious fish tacos!
We continued the unit by learning how to use the microscopes in the room. Our next lab for this unit will involve viewing and sketching frog blood, cork and lettuce. Students will connect back to their notes on Robert Hooke and the discovery of cells in 1665, and walk in his footsteps by viewing cork cells at the exact same magnification that he used in his discovery.
For "National Daughter's Day" this year, Dr. Grauer shares his special and sometimes comical relationship with his own daughter through her years at The Grauer School and beyond. He invites your reflections on the nature of parenting a daughter.
The Grauer School goes about things uniquely, and so the responsibility to demonstrate our efficacy is higher. All the evidence we need can be found in The Grauer School's Annual Report that shows how much our students really matter to us.
The Grauer Girl Rising club has had the privilege of developing a lasting relationship with the incredible Daraja Academy in Nanyuki, Kenya. The club welcomed an 11th grade student from Daraja to the Grauer campus on September 12-13.
7th Grade Life Science students have started to explore the world of cells in class. The class watched a fish dissection, and then used microscopes to view organs and tissues up close.
The High School ASB/Leadership class hosted our annual Club Fair on September 13. We had many different clubs represented at this event, and we look forward to seeing the special relationships that are developed through these student-led clubs!
Congratulations to The Grauer School/Horizon Prep CIF Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball teams for their successes on the court this season!