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Product 14753

By: The Flinn Staff

"Constructing" Mitosis The 5E Way Activity Kit for biology and life science provides a thought-provoking scenario that allows one to more fully comprehend the important cellular process of mitosis.

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Asexual reproduction, cell division, and fission are all words or descriptions generally used to refer to the same process-mitosis. Assist your students to more fully comprehend this important cellular process by Engaging them in a seemingly unrelated, but thought-provoking scenario. Next, allow them to Explore their understanding of the scenario and its relationship to a drawing they make using chalk, a large sheet of paper and pipe cleaners. As students continue through the Explanation and Elaboration parts of the activity, a written, verbal and visual understanding of the mitotic process and important events that occur within each phase are demonstrated as students draw simple cell diagrams. In the final Evaluation, onion root tip cells that are undergoing Interphase or a specific phase of mitosis, are found and identified using a microscope.Kit contains enough materials for 30 students working in pairs. Microscopes are recommended but not provided.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
MS-ESS2-4: Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS2-5: Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.