Mitosis “Flip” Book
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Introduction:

Mitosis is a process of cell division which results in the production of two daughter cells from a single parent cell.  The daughter cells are identical to one another and to the original parent cell.

In a typical animal cell, mitosis can be divided into four principal stages:

Objective: Students will create a flip book illustrating the changes to a cell during mitosis.

Materials:

·         3 - 4 sheets of typing paper

·         Crayons or colored pencils

·         Stapler

·         Scissors

·         Cell template sheet

 

Procedure:

1.   Staring with a single sheet of typing paper, fold the paper into 8 equal sections

2.   Cut the sections apart making sure each section is the same size.

3.   Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the other 2 sheets of typing paper.

4.   You will need to cut one additional sheet to make a cover sheet for your flip book.

5.   Using the numbered mitosis template sheet as a guide, sketch each picture ENLARGED onto a sheet of your flipbook.

6.   Use colored pencils or crayons to color chromosomes, centromeres, etc.  BE SURE TO USE THE COLOR KEY ON THIS SHEET (THE SAME COLOR FOR EACH CELL PART ON EACH PAGE).

7.   Write a small number 1-36 in the lower right corner of each sheet in order to put them in the correct order in your flip book.

8.   Once all the pages have been drawn, place them in the correct order with your cover sheet on top.

9.   Place a cover sheet on top with ---- Mitosis Flip Book by “your name & period”.

10. Staple your booklet down the left side so you can “flip” pages and see mitosis animated.

 

Results:

    Fill in the following table by entering the frame number range that corresponds to each of the phases of mitosis.  Include a list of structures that can be seen in cells at each phase.  If a structure can only be observed in a plant or animal cell, indicate so.

 

STAGES

FRAME NUMBERS (RANGE)

STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE SEEN IN CELLS

 

INTERPHASE

 

 

 

 

PROPHASE

 

 

 

 

METAPHASE

 

 

 

 

ANAPHASE

 

 

 

 

TELOPHASE

 

 

 

Cell Membrane – BLACK           Nuclear membrane – PURPLE          Cytoplasm – YELLOW

Nucleolus – PINK          Chromatin – GREY      Chromosomes – RED   Centrioles – GREEN

Aster – BROWN                   Spindle fibers – ORANGE             Cell plate - BLUE

 

        The following diagram shows the cell cycle.  Draw arrows from each mitotic stage to the correct cell sketch.  Note: Interphase has been done for you.  Also label G1 and G2 on the cell cycle.

Identify each of these cell structures and their function.

  1. Centrosomes –
  2. Aster –
  3. Equator –
  4. Cleavage Furrow-
  5. Cell Plate –
  6. Kinetochore fibers –
  7. Spindle-
  8. Microtubules –
  9. Cytokinesis –

CHROMOSOME TEMPLATE SHEET