Mitosis: Modeling mitosis

After assembling into project groups of 3-4 students, groups were tasked with modeling the process of mitosis using Play-Doh.  Students documented their work by taking pictures (extra credit for stop-motion video) and emailing them for posting on the class website.  The modeling activity served to help the team bond and identify team member strengths.  After modeling mitosis, students set their sites on the Mitosis Project worksheet.  Teams were tasked with researching the 12 available project options, picking their top 4 project selections, and then explaining why they should get their top pick (in the event of multiple groups picking the same topic).  Tomorrow, groups will receive their project assignments and begin working on the project.  Student work examples from the mitosis project are shown below: