Cub Run Elementary students to get science lesson at JMU

by Eric Gorton


About 80 students from Cub Run Elementary School worked in a JMU biology lab Dec. 16 and 17, 2014, to learn about cells. The fifth-graders performed experiments with Dr. Kerry Cresawn, assistant professor of biology, in the Bioscience building on the JMU campus east of Interstate 81.

Students looked at the results of their experiments using compound microscopes and projected their images from the scopes onto smart boards in the classroom. The students used smart pens to label the images. They also looked at stations of cow, pig and sheep organs.

The lesson helped the students get a better grasp of topics they need for meeting Virginia's standards of learning.

Cresawn also takes the lessons on the road to area schools. During this school year she will complete about 66 visits.

Dec. 31, 2014

Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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