7th and 8th grade students recently competed at NDP's egg drop contest. Two teams of girls competed and none of their eggs broke! Both teams did a great job!
Students recently competed in the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering Tower of Power contest! They competed against other schools to build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti. Antonios A,, Brady G., and Matthew L., built the tallest tower of IHM at a height of 134 centimeters. They won 4th place out of all the schools that participated!
7th Grade students made a model of passive and active transport through the cell membrane of cells! Passive transport requires no energy because molecules pass right through the cell membrane or water passes through special proteins called aquaporins. Active transport requires energy because large molecules needs to pass through proteins. Great job, students!
7th Grade students made models of cell organelles. They creatively used common objects like pipe cleaners, newspaper, cardboard, and paper mache and turned them into scientifically-accurate models!
During the Organic Molecules unit, students modeled the cell membrane using twirlers and mini-marshmallows! The mini-marshmallows represented the hydrophilic heads, the pull-apart twizzlers represented the hydrophobic tails, and the multi-colored twizzlers were the proteins. The students did a great job modeling the cell membrane!
7th Graders Doing Science
Students constructed a model of glucose, which is a monosaccharide and one type of carbohydrate. Students used mini-marshmallows and toothpicks to make the model. Their glucose molecules were fun to make and very accurately-shaped!