COSM

Oreo Mitosis

Activity Summary
This lesson discusses the process of cell division and mitosis to students. In groups of two, students will model the cell division cycle by using Oreo cookies to represent the different stages.  The students’ job is to determine the events that take in each phase of cell division and model it with their Oreos and sprinkles. Once students complete their model, they are to use them to recite the events of cell division.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. List the steps in the process of cell division
2. Explain why cell division is necessary in organisms

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plans

Keywords
mitosis, cell division, chromosomes, DNA

Last updated: 5/21/2015

STEMstars • P.O. Box 8042 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7524