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Science Class: Learning About Mitosis

  • November 19, 2010
  • by Staff

Science is an important part of the TGS curriculum. At the moment, math and science teacher Dvora Geller is focusing her lessons on biology and the basic building blocks of life.

Class time

In a recent science class, students were asked to explore the process of mitotic cell division by modeling and explaining the various phases: interphase and chromosome replication, prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis.

the “ingredients” for the activity

The supplies for the day’s activity included ribbon for cell membranes and spindle fibers. Forks, knives and spoons served as chromosomes.

Cell modeling

Each student took turns explaining the phases of mitosis, using the cutlery and ribbons as visual aids.


Participating in this activity gave students the opportunity to learn about cells by modeling the process themselves. They also had to explain each stage of mitosis to their classmates, which helped them gain a better understanding of how cells divide.

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