Digital Age Skill:Biology Cell Cycle/Mitosis Project

Digital Age Skill: Biology Cell Cycle/Mitosis Project

Description of the Lesson


This lesson was created by Paula Heinz as part of the Nebraska ESUCC Special Project Digital Age Skills. 

Students will create an Adobe Spark to demonstrate the cell cycle and mitosis. Students take pictures of hand signals to model the cell cycle and mitosis, creating a digital storybook of the stages, with short descriptions of each stage. Students also add a section about abnormal cell cycles and cancer, with a specific example named and described. Students use Adobe Spark to link the stages of the cell cycle together and animate the process, simplifying the concepts to make them easier to remember.

ISTE Standard

6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

NE Standard

NGSS.HS-LS1.4 Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.

Rubric Used for Assessment

Cell Cycle Project Rubric

Download: DAS_Cell_Cycle_Project.pdf

Example Student Artifact(s)

Student example of Cell Cycle Project

Lesson Design Reflection

Lesson Design: 

 OBJECTIVES   Students will demonstrate Students will demonstrate the stages of the cell cycle and mitosis with a digital visualization.
Engage or Lesson Hook Students can explore Adobe Spark, make a story of their own to describe themselves.
Students log on to Adobe Spark, create a story about themselves
Guided and Independent Practice  Show an example of cell cycle project, and explain rubric.

Students pair up, start with Google slides, organizing and collecting information.
Share/Reflect/Assess and Extend or WRAP-UP/Assessment Send a survey to see how group work is going. See survey attachment below.

Complete a survey to see how group work is going.

Download: DAS_Form_on_cell_cycle_cUkz4qw.JPG

Personal Reflection


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