We stumbled into a unit on cells this week.
Don’t you love the freedom of homeschooling?
We happened to be able to gain access to a microscope, some plant cell slides, and a science teacher all at the same time… excitement was born!
While all I could say was, “That slide looks neat,” the teacher was able to share his love for cell division with the boys. In five minutes, the boys transformed from boys trying to use a microscope, to biologists trying to identify the different stages of cell division.
God’s creation is truly amazing!
Here’s how I helped fuel the flames of excitement:
First: We watched a few videos on cell division:
We loved Crash Course: Mitosis (He a fast talker, but does great overviews!)
We also loved Bozeman’s “Phases of Mitosis”
Although these video’s are targeting high schoolers, my boys caught the main ideas without a hitch!
Then I stayed up waaay too late creating a Cell Cycle Flip Book kit for each son (for both plant and animal cells).
The boys have been busy today coloring, cutting, arranging and flipping about cells.
It’s been a fun and productive morning!
I posted my cell flip book kit for anyone to grab a copy just a while ago.
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