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OPTIONAL THANKSGIVING ASSIGNMENTS

DUE Monday, December 1 - Must be FINISHED when you enter the room! 

(Teacher will not provide staplers, glue, tape, markers, etc. for "last minute" fixes.)

Work you submit must be your own - Any plagiarized material, from published or unpublished sources, will earn a score of ZERO.

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This is an optional assignment.  Completion of any of the options is designed to allow students to study and to to demonstrate their understanding of the process of mitosis.

Students may choose one of the following options: 

Option 1: A Mitosis Flipbook or

Option 2: A 3D Representation of Mitosis or

Option 3: A Video Representation of Mitosis or

Option 4: Complete memorization of the Mitosis Rap

For any option, students must have accurate depictions of stages, appropriate labels of key parts and neat presention.  More detailed guidelines are below.

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Option 1: A Mitosis Flipbook

A flipbook is a series of pictures  that acts like an animation when you "flip" through it. 

 YOU have to make it!  Make it well!  If you want a good grade, do everything on the list below.

 General Requirements

  • Your product for this option will be a functional flipbook.  Book must be neat and "flips" like a cartoon to give the perception of motion. Pages are bound so the book doesn't fall apart; materials will not be provided to do this on Monday! 
  • All images must be hand-drawn
  • You will draw at least 20 frames (images/pages) minimum  (Number them!)
  • Each frame should contain an image of the same cell in a slightly different phase of the cell cycle.  Each image should be a little different than the last so when the book is flipped, it looks like an animation.  Pictures should show the gradual changes between IPMAT
  • Must start with 1 cell and end with 2 daughter cells
  • Must have at least one page with the label Interphase, one with the label Prophase, one with the label Metaphase, one with the label Anaphase and one with the label Telophase.
  • On labeled pages (see above), also label key components visible during that phase.

 Specific pages that must be included for grading:

  •  A cover page with title and name
  • “Interphase” page – at least one page must have a title and key parts/steps labeled
  • “Prophase” page – at least one page must have a title and key parts/steps labeled
  • “Metaphase”page – at least one page must have a title and key parts/steps labeled
  • “Anaphase” page – at least one page must have a title and key parts/steps labeled
  • “Telophase” page – at least one page must have a title and key parts/steps labeled
  • HINT:  Draw these five pages first!  Then draw pages in the middle showing little changes.

Note:  It is not necessary to identify every single page as prophase, metaphase, anaphase or telophase since in a real cell they gradually change into the next phase. However, at least one page from each phase must be named and have correctly labeled key parts/steps!  RememberPages between phases each must show gradual changes!!

Thought Question: Which part of PMAT should have the most pages…?  Answer question:  Which part of PMAT is the longest?

HINT:  This link will give you a step-by-step of how to make a flip bookhttp://www.howcast.com/videos/1085-How-to-Create-a-Flip-Book

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Option 2: A 3D Representation of Mitosis

3D means THREE-dimensional.  If you can put your project into a notebook, it is only TWO-dimensional!  Make sure your project is 3-D.

Construct a 3D model of the stages of the cell cycle.  You must have a representation of InterphaseProphaseMetaphaseAnaphase and Telophase.  The titles/labels/stages for the 3D model will follow the same requirements of the flipbook (see above).  Models must be correct, clear and understandable.  Labels and all key parts/events must be included.  Must be 3D!  If I can iron it or fold it, it is not 3D!  *Claymation video or other video will count, but must meet comparable requirements.

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Option 3: A Video Representation of Mitosis 

Make your OWN video of mitosis.  This could utilize your own images, or clay models or something else, but it should cover the stages of the cell cycle.  At least, you must have a representation of InterphaseProphaseMetaphaseAnaphase and Telophase and key events of each.  The titles/labels/stages for the 3D model will follow the same requirements of the flipbook (see above).  Models must be correct, clear and understandable.  Labels and all key parts/steps must be included.  Claymation video or other video will count, but must meet comparable requirements.  You can narrate or have music or silence as long as you communicate the information correctly.

CREATIVE ALTERNATE:  You can write a play using mitosis as the model and act it out. 

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Option 4: Complete memorization of the Mitosis Rap

Go to this site:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOsAbTi9tHw   Watch and memorize the rap.  Be able to rap from memory to the class on Monday.

Alternate: Make up your own rap.  Rap must include all relevant information, including corect information about InterphaseProphaseMetaphaseAnaphase and Telophase and key events of each.  Must practice and memorize/semi-memorize your rap and perform it in front of the class.

 

 
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