Cell Models

 Cell Models by Grade Eight Students

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An Animal Cell Model by Dane

Another Animal Cell Model

Yet Another Animal Cell Model by Bradin

A Plant Cell Model by Alanna

Another Plant Cell Model by Sophie

Another Animal Cell Model by Raelyn

And another Animal Cell Model by Nick

                 You can learn a lot about life from reading.  I learned some unusually useful information from a site called The National Center for Biotechnology Information.  Did you know that some organisms such as bacteria only consist of one cell, yet humans consist of an estimated one hundred trillion, or that 4 billion years ago single celled organisms without nuclei, also known as prokaryotic cells, were the only organisms to roam the earth? Furthermore, most people do not classify viruses as living organisms due to their lack of a metabolic system.  I discovered that unicellular organisms reproduce by cell duplication, a process in which a cell splits in two!  It reminded me of how as babies we start out as small life forms (prokaryotic cells), and then we grow into toddlers (unicellular organisms) after that, teens (small multi-cellular organisms) then adults (large multi-cellular organisms).  In the future, I might look in a microscope to see these prokaryotic cells and microorganisms, which live in and around us.  Who knows what will happen?  I cannot wait to find out! (Sean)


Happy New Year!

 “It wouldn’t be New Year’s without a resolution. I’ve resolved to take a moment every day for the rest of my life to appreciate what I have.”
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.

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“All changes even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” Anatole France.

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” Ellen Glasgow.

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“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lao-Tzu.

“There is nothing permanent except change.” Heraclitus.