Crestview students present study of cells

First-grade students from Crestview Heights School in Waldport preview the colorful and informative cell projects created by fifth and sixth graders at the school. The projects went on display on Tuesday. (Photo by Cheri Brubaker)

WALDPORT — Crestview Heights School (CVH) fifth and sixth graders, among them certainly some future scientists, presented a report on their cell projects on Tuesday, Nov. 26, before heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Models of cells, creatively constructed from an array of materials as diverse as candy, cardboard and clay, lined the school’s hallway. First grade students previewed the work in the morning along with the News-Times, prior to the official viewing by parents and others at 2 p.m.

“It’s important to know about the cell,” said student Payshentz Herron, noting that in high school, they will need to do reports.

Clover Durham confidently explained how to distinguish between plant and animal cells. “Plant cells have chloroplast, which turns cells green,” she said. “Animal cells are circular. Plant cells have straight lines when viewed under a microscope.”

“Doctors study the cells so they can make medicine,” said another student, Bill Ewing. “They can improve the cell.”

And Oliver Venning noted, “People should know about the tiniest little building blocks of all life.”

The projects, while similar in their depiction of cells, were as individual as the students themselves. Colorful and informative, the Crestview Heights students were clearly proud of their work and enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge.



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