Cells up close

Our Stage 2 students are researching the human body in science and technology. We have made great use of the books, “The magic school bus inside the human body” by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan, “Exploring your skeleton: funny bones and not-so-funny bones” by Pamela R Bishop and Liz Callen, and “I know how my cells make me grow” by Kate Rowan and Katharine McEwen (from the “Sam’s science” series).

But nothing beats seeing some human cells up close and in action. Thank you to Youtube and the library’s IWB. (Remember those days of 30 students trying to peer down the barrel of a single microscope?)

Red blood cells under microscope

White blood cell chases bacteria

Red blood cells

Cell division (simulation)

Mitosis in real time