Students at Springville Junior High have a new quest! Every year, Ms. Lori Caras, a seventh-grade science teacher at SJHS, gives her students the project of making a cell model. These cells can be made out of whatever students like. Students in the past have made really creative ones out of Playdough, cake, brownies, jello, clear glycerin soap, styrofoam, and so much more. “It’s an activity that’s been around for years,” Mrs. Caras said, “I believe this allows students to use their creativity and non-scientific abilities to develop something that will ultimately help them learn the cell organelles more easily.”
The students were given a week to do this project. According to Nate Haruch, a seventh grader at SJHS, he liked learning about how the organelles looked and worked in the cell. “My favorite part is being able to see the creativity of my students; Every year I have a student or students who build a cell in a way I’ve never seen,” said Ms. Caras.