Dunham makes learning fun

We caught up to Ferndale High School Teacher Chelle Dunham and students in her ninth grade honors biology class. They have been studying cells. For this unit’s lesson on how cells are constructed and what the different parts of cells do in our bodies, Ms. Dunham introduces and teaches the concepts in the classroom setting. Then, she gives her students a homework assignment—create model cells out of food items. They didn’t disappoint. Students were actively engaged in sharing their homemade “cells” with classmates. There were bread cells, cake cells, jello cells, pizza cells and doughnut cells. Ms. Dunham has been teaching in the district since 2001.

Watch some highlights from her class in the video below:


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Chelle Dunham 360.383.9357,
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 360.383.9243,
Public Information Officer Tammy Bengen, 360.383.9207,