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Mitosis mini lesson  

This post was edited by Robert Daniels on Nov, 2010
This mini lesson uses Image J and the technique of animation.
http://biology.nebrwesleyan.edu/benham/mitosis/ (No longer available)
Students will download the images and then open them in Image J in order. They will complete two stacks; one for an animal cell and one for a plant cell. They will animate the images to simulate mitosis. This lesson can also be done as a demonstration.


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This post was edited by Hassan Warfa on Sep, 2007
What are the steps to download the images to the Image J? Are they gonna copy and paste? Or is there another way of doing it?


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Right click on the image and save to desktop. Open the file in Image J and then you can stack and animate the images.


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I love this idea for a lesson. It's simple and will definitley help students to visualize mitosis in action.


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I agree--a great idea for mitosis. When I have students look at the phases on a slide, I have them count how many are in each phase and find the percent of cells in each phase. That actually is a good estimation of how long each phase takes. I wonder if Excel could tie in here to compile all students' data, find outliers, and graph it?


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