Grade 8 Science - Microorganisms

In science class this week Grade 8 students acted out the spread of an infectious disease such as the mononucleosis virus throughout a population. The population was 8D and 8H.

In this population one person started out with the infection. The infection was spread by the exchange of body fluids such as salvia on a cup that you share with a friend.  We used a clear liquid in a test tube to represent our body fluid and we exchanged body fluids with three people in our class.   

After exchanging body fluids with three people, 42% of our class were infected with the virus shown by a pink liquid.

This was a very valuable inquiry and we learned much about being careful.

Om 8H
 

Related Posts

The Arts and Knowledge: Masha Hamilton

On Thursday 7th November the Grade 11 Theory of Knowledge students had a thought provoking session with visiting author and […]

November 7, 2019

Peter Pagett: Classy Brass

Our Senior School brass instrumentalists have benefitted through expert tuition from visiting expert Peter Pagett. The workshops culminated in a […]

January 29, 2020

English Inter-House Cup Competition

As part of Prem’s ongoing House Cup Competition, this week has been devoted to all things English. Saturday marks the […]

April 22, 2022

G12 CP Students making local business links

The CP BTEC Enterprise students visited two local businesses this week connected to their current unit of study; Brand Development […]

September 11, 2019