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Teaching the Cell Cycle in a High School Biology class

Teaching the cell cycle can be challenging because it is hard to conceptualize. Having resources that aid students in seeing the cycle or making connections between cell division and cancer can be helpful for students to understand the process, and why the process is essential to life.
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Teaching the Cell Cycle in a High School Biology class
  • biologycorner.com
    biologycorner.com

    Teaching Mitosis

    3 minute read
    Amy Magnuson says:
    This gives great alternatives to teaching mitosis and how to teach it to the general population. I like that it offers practical advice on how to teach the concept.
  • sciencedaily.com
    sciencedaily.com

    Critical pathway in cell cycle may lead to cancer development

    5 minute read
    Amy Magnuson says:
    If you really want to learn the ins and outs of the connections between cell cycle and cancer, this article is fantastic for that. I use it for Honors classes who are learning the ideas of p53 and telemore shortening. Excellent resource for learning more detail.
  • nature.com
    nature.com

    Cell Cycle and Cell Division

    5 minute read
    Amy Magnuson says:
    I like this article because it makes the connection between the cell cycle and cancer and explains why this topic is important in emerging Biology. It also has links to other areas of the cell cycle if you are interested in learning more.
  • Amy Magnuson says:
    I like Bozeman videos in general because they really get into the details of the different topics. While this video is detailed, it really helps students grasp the concept of cell division really well which is why I give it to upper level Biology students to watch.
  • Amy Magnuson says:
    I use this lab with some of my classes to allow them to physically see that cells in fact spend 90% of their time in interphase. By counting the cells in the various stages, students can see it in person which helps them understand that important fact of the cell cycle.
  • Amy Magnuson says:
    I have used this in the past with students who were absent on the day of the traditional onion lab as it achieves the same ultimate results as the hands on labs. It can be used for classes where the materials are not available.
  • Amy Magnuson says:
    My students have said that the videos and subsequent handouts have really helped them understand some of the harder concepts better. I use these regularly and the videos are entertaining and informative and the handouts help the students focus in on the important concepts you want them to learn.
  • Amy Magnuson says:
    The Ameoba sister's videos are great for regular level Biology classes (or middle school level classes) as they describe the information in a way that students can really understand. I personally use their videos as review after I have taught a major concept that I feel the students need more information on. They also each come with video sheets that the students can fill in after they have watched the video.