Modeling Mitosis with Oreo Cookies 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction
Oreo Cookie Mitosis
We were about to finish the Reproduction and Development Unit but needed one or two days of review before the test. I know a lot of teachers like to show a video but the way I see it you are essentially telling the students that "today isn't an important day, you aren't important to me, let's just take it easy."
I was looking for a fun activity that would help the students review and would entertain them and keep them out of trouble for 40 minutes. For whatever reason I ended up googling: Mitosis Cookies and found resources and ideas on the following websites:
I then took parts from each site and created this handout for my 9th grade Biology students: Click here for the handout
|oreo cookies provided by students|
They brought in plenty of cookies, and I provided the colored sprinkles, plastic dixie cups, toothpicks, and construction paper.
You can see the pictures of what they produced below.
What fun activities do your students enjoy before a vacation?
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