Northport sixth graders model viral replication

Northport K-8 sixth grade students in Amanda Sartain’s science classes immersed themselves in a life sciences unit on immunology and the immune system of the human body by forming a living human cell. The students gathered in a circle in the front of the school and joined hands to form the cell. One student remained outside the cell to represent a nasty virus. The virus burst into the cell and chose one person at a time to come into the cell and spread. The process continued until the cell was filled with viruses and the cell burst, spreading the virus into more of the body cells. Northport students were
intrigued by the innovative and uniques method of introducing immunology and the spread of viral illnesses. The students learned the concept quickly and effieciently when motivated by peer learning and instructor monitoring. Pictured is Ms. Sartain and her students.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist