Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Cell Cycle/Mitosis Modeling

Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
1 rating
File Type

Word Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

13 KB|1 page
Product Description
Students are asked to build paper plate models of a cell as it goes through the cell cycle. I have students work in small groups so that they can divide up the work. They are asked to use one plate for Interphase through Telophase and to use two plates for Cytokinesis. I provide a variety of materials for them to use to make the chromosomes, nuclear membrane, centrioles, and spindle, most of which I buy at the Dollar Tree. Some ideas include yarn, pipe cleaner, foam tubing, play-doh, metal fasteners, markers. I also stress consistency: If the chromatin is pink in interphase, it better stay pink when it condenses in prophase.

If any groups finish early, I will often have them create a mobile using a coat hanger to put up in the classroom.

Please let me know if you have any questions/feedback. Thanks for visiting the "Up and Atom" store!
Total Pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart

Up and Atom




Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up