Lesson Plan

Cell, Socks, and Sex

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Donate old socks for science! Young biologists model mitosis and meiosis, using socks as chromosomes and a balloon as a nucleus. This ingenious idea for modeling cell division will be more memorable to your young biologists than any set of diagrams, so don't throw those worn-out socks away! 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make the instructional activity even more engaging by having small groups bring their own socks to class and work together to create these models
  • Innovative and fun for beginning and advanced learners
  • Hands-on approach is a helpful way to reinforce concepts that usually require memorization
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