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Year 10 – Genetics and cell division

September 24, 2020

Year 10 students at Assumption College English Program learn a very complicated biological process with the help of stop motion animation and their new biology teacher Mr. Conor.

The process of mitosis and cell division is of huge importance to all life as we need our cells to divide constantly if we are going to grow, develop and heal. It is very complicated and involves many steps with the result the formation of two new identical daughter cells.

Our year 10 students first studied the various stages of mitosis – prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and the rest period before cell division know as interphase.

They then broke into groups and worked as a team to make and record this highly complicated and microscopic process by recreating it in the lab using a stop motion modeling technique. As you can see from the pictures and video they had a lot of fun doing the assignment and gained a more detailed understanding of the process of cell division at the same time.

Text by Mr Conor Melvin

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