Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Modeling Mitosis - Section 3: Guided Practice - Strike A Pose


The opportunity to create models out of clay is a dream come true for some of my students who are kinesthetic learners.  Many of our students learn best when they get to participate by using hands-on techniques such as experiments, or in this case creating clay models.  Modeling is an effective strategy to gain student interest and provide a study tool for students to reference as they prepare for an assessment.  Creating models of mitosis enables students to visual the microscopic changes taking place during cell division and makes the process come alive!  

Any time you have the opportunity in your curriculum for students to create their own models, I suggest you take the plunge. The experience will empower your students to create their own models while improving their own level of learning!

  Modeling is for Kinesthetic Learners
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Modeling is for Kinesthetic Learners
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Modeling Mitosis

Unit 6: Cell Division
Lesson 2 of 4

Objective: SWBAT create a clay model to represent the stages of mitosis and develop a written narrative to describe the details of each stage.

Big Idea: Time to get your hands dirty in the name of Biology! Students will create clay models to represent the stages of mitosis while examining the details of cell division.

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Science, Biology / Life Science, mitosis, cells, Cells and Cellular Processes, meiosis, cell division, models, Chromosomes, cell replication
  55 minutes
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