17641564390_f39aaef1c0_zMann 5th graders learned more about the human body from Dr. Silver Daniel, a pathologist at Central DuPage Hospital and a Mann parent. She taught the children about cells, adding hands-on learning to their human body unit.

To help the students remember some of the organelles inside of a cell, they made an edible (and yummy) cell. They used cookies to represent the cell. Licorice strings were placed around the perimeter of the ‘cell’ to represent the cell membrane. Vanilla frosting was used for cytoplasm and a doughnut hole represented the nucleus. Jelly beans, marshmallows, a gummy worm and sour patch kid were used to represent the mitochondria, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum and lysosome, respectively. After finishing and labeling their cells, students were able to use light microscopes to view red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets present in the blood.

What an amazing week for our students! Thanks for these photos by Mr. Rollo and Mr. Hayward! And extra thanks to Dr. Daniel!