My students are 12th graders who are eager for exposure to challenging college-level science material. Many of my students come to high school with a very limited science background and we spend their 9th, 10th and 11th-grade years teaching them material required by our state standards. By the time they are seniors, they have the chance to take an elective science course. However, for the past three years, my school has not had the chance to provide seniors with an elective science class.
This year, I have a class of students who will be taking AP Biology at my high school for the first time in 3 years.
They are eager to learn new content and ready to take on the challenge. They deserve the absolute most. They deserve to take rigorous science classes that will spark their interest in STEM careers. They deserve to take classes that can help them earn college credit before they even get to college. They deserve to challenge themselves so they are better prepared for the real world. And, they deserve exposure to rigorous science education that they are interested in.
My Advanced Placement Biology seniors are well on their way to becoming diligent and experienced biologists. We have already done some awesome labs relating to osmosis and diffusion, enzyme activity and photosynthesis! We have some other great labs planned too, that relate to genetics and biotechnology. But we're missing a lab for one really important concept... MITOSIS.
These materials will help my students watch cells divide in real-time underneath a microscope!
Cell division is a foundational concept in biology and life in general! It's how we grew to become our unique selves. Not only will these materials allow my students to learn the concept of mitosis in greater detail and with more experience, but it will also give them more lab experience. Through this lab they will develop the skills necessary to use microscopes successfully. Not only that, but they will also become better critical thinkers as they plan investigations to explore different factors that affect the rate of cell division.
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