1. Mitosis Flip Books

Mitosis Flip Books

Make a flipbook with Post-it® Notes to demonstrate how cells divide.


  • Subject:

    Biology

  • Topics:

    Biology, Grades 6th-8th, Mitosis, Genetics

  • Materials:

    1 pack 3x3 Post-it® Notes, fine point black marker, red and blue marker

  • Grade Level:

    6th - 8th Grade

  • Estimated Time:

    20 - 40 minutes

  • Author:

    Michelle Mahoney

  • Mitosis Flip Books Supplies

     

  • 1

    Remove 12 Post-it® Notes from a pad. Do not pull the notes apart in order to preserve a booklet.

    Remove 12 Post-it® Notes from a pad. Do not pull the notes apart in order to preserve a booklet.

  • 2

    On the top note, draw a cell (choose either plant or animal) in interphase.

    On the top note, draw a cell (choose either plant or animal) in interphase.

  • 3

    On the second note, draw a cell (in approximately the same spot as the cell on the first page) in early prophase. Continue with the next note (#3) as middle prophase and the following note (#4) as late prophase.

    On the second note, draw a cell

  • 4

    On the fifth note (#5), draw a cell in Metaphase. Continue on the sixth note (#6) with early Anaphase and on the seventh and eighth note (#7 & #8) with middle and late Anaphase, respectively.

  • 5

    On the ninth note (#9), draw early Telophase. Again, continue on the 10th and 11th pages with middle and late Telophase. End on the 12th page with a drawing of cytokinesis, where the cell is split into two cells.

  • 6

    When all of the pictures are drawn, flip through the pages to watch your animation of a cell dividing.

    • On the fifth note (#5), draw a cell in Metaphase
    • On the ninth note (#9), draw early Telophase
    • When all of the pictures are drawn, flip through the pages to watch your animation of a cell dividing
  • 7

    This project can be used to supplement lessons on cells and processes that support cells. It also provides a great introduction to the topic of genetics.

    provides a great introduction to the topic of genetics

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