My students need an interactive way to visualize the cell cycle, practice microscope techniques, and observe vocab words, like homeostasis & chromosomes, in real life!
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Show students a chromosome up close and personal! As students watch an onion root cell divide and grow, students will gain first hand experience of cellular processes and how homeostasis affects all living creatures!
This Title I public school in Texas is located in a transitioning neighborhood with a large population of minorities and English Language Learners (ELL).
These students need to take learning outside the textbook and understand what scientists do and why. Many students are missing valuable life experiences, including attending their local zoo, so it is essential that teachers provide these students with as many life experiences as possible.
These cell cycle kits will allow students to prepare their own slides with onion root tip cells that they grew themselves! This will allow students to take ownership of their own learning and further encourage success. Then students will look at the chromosomes found inside the cells, identify the various stages of mitosis, and calculate the percentage of cells in each stage. Furthermore, this lab will allow students to identify the fascinating similarities and differences between mitosis in plant and animal cells.
I believe the more I can entice my students with hands-on authentic activities, the more excited they will become about science in general and possibly even translate that excitement into a STEM career!
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