SFHS Biologists Bake Cake

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At SFHS, Biology teacher Layne Shepherd gave his students a special opportunity to learn more about the parts of cells. Students could choose to make an edible model of a cell and label each of the parts. Students Makayla Michelsen and Shaylee Archibald accepted this challenge and together made a model of an animal cell out of chocolate cake, with the parts made out of candy and pumpkin seeds. “It had to be edible and a cake can hold a lot of things,” said Makayla and Shaylee about why they chose to make their model the way they did. “It has helped us to learn the parts of a cell better.” This unique science project helped Makayla and Shaylee to gain more knowledge about biology while also practicing their culinary and artistic skills. Several students took Mr. Shepherd advice and made creative, colorful cell models out of food.

Emily McKinney