Cells: The building blocks of life

The Neptune learning group made a journey into something beyond our everyday experience and yet present trillions of times in every one of us: our cells. On January 14, 2020, grade 5 visited the German Museum in Munich with our learning guides Mrs. Budhiraja and Ms. Stemp to attend a workshop on cells. Tiny, microscopic cells are the smallest units of life. All living organisms from the simplest bacterium to human beings, are composed of one, several, or numerous cells. These cells are the site of biochemical reactions that are the basis of all life processes. Our tour guide at the Deutsche Museum introduced us to wonderful images and models of various cells. We even got to walk into a huge cell to explore the different parts and look into how they work. It was a great tour with plenty of learning!