Year 9 have been studying cells and atomic structure. To help them better understand these concepts, they have been making cell models and atomic models.
Year 9 made examples of spatial models which are used to show data in three dimensions. Both their cell models and atomic models included key features of cells and atoms and showed how these features within cells and atoms connect with each other.
Models are useful learning tools in Science especially when providing visual representations. However, models cannot explain everything as they have limitations. For instance, on an atom model, if we were to make an atom to scale and the nucleus was the size of a marble, then the atom would be about the size of a football stadium!
Here are a few pictures showing the fantastic models made: