Although mitosis and meiosis are fundamental to understanding genetics, students often find them difficult to learn. We suggest using common “pool noodles” as teaching aids to represent chromatids in classroom demonstrations. Students use these noodles to demonstrate the processes of synapsis, segregation, and recombination. Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Innovations in Teaching and Learning Genetics Edited by Patricia J. Pukkila
I recently developed a slight obsession with Shrinky Dinks. It was one of my favorite crafting activities as a child, and now as a mom, my daughter is having fun with it too. If you’ve never used it, it’s basically thin sheets of plastic that you can cut and color and then bake in the oven, […]
A Book & A Craft: "Funnybones" and a Life-Size Paper Skeleton
Today's guest blogger is Kate from Mini-eco and she is sharing a life-size paper skeleton to go with one of her favorite books, Funnybones! My favorite kids books are Funny Bones by Janet Ahlberg and the Meg and Mog series...