Teaching Cells the GPS Way
What a difference when you can make a lesson fun and engaging for students! At FMS, the 8th grade general science classes were learning about cells. Instead of sitting in class reviewing, the teacher gave up 2 days before the test to allow the students to use the GPS for a review. The students searched for 9 caches. Each cache had something inside that represented part of the cell, example-inside cache #2 were M&M's and a battery-this represented the Mitochondria-the energy unit of the cell. Inside cache #7 was a remote control-this represented the Nucleus-the control of the cell. While searching the students wrote down what was in each cache then the teacher reviewed with pictures of the caches-what the object was they found-what part of the cell it represented and the function of the cell part. Test the next day. I bet they all aced it!