Learning is in our DNA

Studying genetics is never going to be easy but it is much easier if there are sweets involved!  Making 3D models as a way to remember molecular structure is much more effective than drawing them in the traditional way.
Challenge students chose to use a selection of sweets to create their bespoke structures, all designed by themselves.  Then Stretch students came to see what was going on and used the structures to learn for themselves.
Challenge students were also able to participate in a dissection of a lamb's heart to understand its structure and component parts, and as part of an ongoing project on reflexes.  This crosses over into their PE lessons in which they have been studying anatomy and physiology.  Many of the students found the dissection really interesting with one describing the lesson as the highlight of his day!
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