After learning the mathematical principles of surface area-to-volume ratios, students were asked to apply this knowledge to how cells carry out the vital functions of taking in nutrients and getting rid of wastes. Since the relatively low surface area-to-volume ratio of large objects presents a challenge to living things, students explored ways that biological structures can maximize surface area.
The school’s internal reading competition took place today (December 10). Two class winners each from 6a and 6b took part. One own and one foreign text was read. Two 7th graders, Lotte and Eva, were also on the jury. The two winners Luna (1.) and Julina (2.) won book vouchers and Luna now enters the next round and competes against the winners of other schools. Congratulations to the winners & good luck, Luna!
Although the 9th of November was somewhat overshadowed this year by the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War (Nov 11), we still took the opportunity to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Students could receive some extra credit by visiting a spot where the Wall once stood and submit a picture of themselves there for our display. Here is the result!