An educator from the DNALC led the session at Saint David's, which was an introduction to the composition of animal cells.
The boys then got down to work and built "baggie" models of cells from a variety of ingredients that represented the membrane, DNA, organelles, cytoplasm and nutrients.
We have also partnered this year with the DNALC for a new unit in the eighth grade, which will begin next month.
Our school partnerships enable our boys to engage with DNA scientists in a series of hands-on learning experiences. Beyond the classroom units like this one inspire our boys to generate ideas as they employ their scientific minds, curiosity and imaginations.