Observing Mitosis in Plant Cells

Introduction

One of the basic tenets of cell theory is that “all cells only arise from pre-existing cells.” In fact, new cells are formed by the process of cell division, which gives two genetically identical daughter cells.

This activity provides detailed instructions for students to observe mitosis in plant cells.

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Amazing Seeds

seedsWritten by  Vanessa Denov.    

In this activity, Grade 3 students examine various seeds, explore properties of soil, and plant seeds in containers. This activity was originally designed to take place at a local farm with planting done in a greenhouse. A farm site, community garden or CSA, the schoolyard, or the classroom would all be suitable locations. Click on the following link for the complete lesson.

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