A Cellebration at Connolly

A Cellebration at Connolly photo

Fifth-grade students at Connolly School displayed the 3-D plant and animal cells they created out of fruit, cake mixes, Styrofoam and a variety of other materials when the school held a Cellebration on Oct. 23.

The culminating event marked the conclusion of the students’ study of plant and animal cells. As part of their studies, students learned how animal and plant cells are alike and different. They also learned about the structures and their functions.  According to fifth-grade teacher Maureen Hellman, the students built the projects at home using a checklist of items to include. 

“This activity was beneficial to the students because it created a better understanding of what they were learning. It also fostered a love of science,” Hellman said.