Biology - Cell Cycle Project

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6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Looking for an engaging way for your students to demonstrate their knowledge of the cell cycle? This Differentiated Cell Cycle Project is just what you are looking for!

In this project, students will need to describe each phase of the cell cycle: Interphase (G1, S, G2), Mitosis (AND its 4 phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase), and Cytokinesis. To engage the students in the content, students are given 5 different product options to demonstrate their knowledge, ranging from creating a flip book to singing a song.

I used this project in my introductory level Biology class to have students apply the information we covered on the cell cycle. My students loved this activity because it allowed them to creatively choose how they presented their knowledge and they were able to display their own unique talents in my class. This activity could also be used as a research-based activity for Biology and upper science classes, where students find and apply the information on their own.

This differentiated instruction project can keep your students busy for three days researching and applying content to create a unique product. I used the following breakdown, which can be easily adapted to fit your own unique time frame.

Day 1: Introduction to the project, students decided which option they are going to create, and begin writing their descriptions for each phase.

Day 2: Students continue researching and writing descriptions and begin to put together their projects.

Day 3: Students finish their projects.

Day 4: Projects are due. You could have the students share their projects with the rest of the class in either a formal or informal presentation, or they could simply turn them in!

1. A one-page project description sheet for the students
2. An easy-to-use grading rubric for you!

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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