Mitosis and the Cell Cycle – How the Trillions of Cells in a Human Body Developed from a Single Cell

This Mitosis and the Cell Cycle – How the Trillions of Cells in a Human Body Developed from a Single Cell activity & project also includes:

Mitosis demystified! Engage biologists in the cell cycle with a rich set of images that break down the mysteries of mitosis. Scholars build literacy skills as they complete charts and short discussion questions using text and conceptual models. Step-by-step instructions guide investigators as they label scientific diagrams to clarify key concepts during the activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have investigators work in collaborative groups to discuss complex concepts
  • Provide group members with poster paper to draw and label the stages of mitosis 
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior to beginning, pupils need to understand the basic concept of a cell and the primary role of DNA and proteins or complete an activity referenced in teacher notes
  • Request key by email available in teacher notes
Pros
  • Uses conceptual models to help visualize challenging topics 
  • Includes links to supplemental material to extend learning
  • Appropriate for online and remote learning
Cons
  • Minor spelling error in student handout
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