Monday, November 01, 2010

Visit Grade 6 to Learn More About Mitosis

The idea of Mitosis (cell division) is quite new and challenging for grade 6 students,so different strategies were needed to approach this concept.This is what was done with grade 6 students. 1-Students watched a power point presentation that illustrated the concept and the different stages of mitosis. 2-Students were divided into 6 groups, 4 members each.Every group wrote a stanza that illustrated a different stage of mitosis (interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase,and telophase).The stanzas were combined together to form the Mitosis poem. 3-Students worked in pairs,and they used clay,toothpicks,straws,wool,and plastic plates to model the 6 different stages of mitosis.

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