Tetrahymena Caricatures

Caricatures of Tetrahymena based on the ASSET spice module drawn by students in Mrs. Mayer’s 5th grade class at Northeast Elementary, Ithaca, New York. Students designed experiments that tested the reaction of living Tetahymena to a wide variety of spices, monitoring whether the cells were attracted to, repelled from, or neutral to each spice. After making their observations, students were invited to use their imaginations and draw caricatures of what they observed through the microscope. The results are awesome examples of science meeting art!