Gateway studying animal and plant cells

Mr. LeFevre’s science class at Gateway Academy was studying animal and plant cells using samples from their own mouths and onions cells for the plant cells. Pretty cool. Mr LeFevre’s 7th graders also built and tested spaghetti & marshmallow structures made from a single sheet of paper and one meter of masking tape. Students were amazed to discover that with proper engineering the strongest paper structure could hold over 300 lbs! The spaghetti structures had to withstand an earthquake and most held up well.


The math counts kids did great this week! They really put everything into their competition. Jesse Wood got 6th place overall with 7 schools competing, that’s 70 participants in total. Great job, Gateway!


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