The Cell Cycle by Lena Gianaris

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Watch as Mrs. Cell explains the cell cycle to the students in her class.

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  • We are here to see how much you have grown! Growth is a process your body goes through all the time but not all at once! At least one cell at a time is dividing and growing! Your cells spend most of their time during the process called Interphase. This is when your cells carry our their normal life functions.
  • The process called Prophase, come with me and I can show you!
  • What are we doing here Mrs. Cell?
  • Interphase:
  • What happens next Mrs.Cell?
  • No sweetie! This is a representation of the process. Prophase is when spindles start to form. These orange cones represent the two spindles formed in Prophase! Also during this process the nuclear membrane begins to separate. Then these two spindles will pass through the chromosomes soon!
  • Prophase happens in a sewer!
  • I get it now!
  • What are we doing here Mrs. Cell?
  • This is the process called Prophase.
  • I get it now! So the little x's represent the chromosomes, and the lines are the spindles!
  • Ready when you are!
  • Are those the spindles you where taking about?
  • Yes, this is a representation of the process called metaphase. This is when the spindles passes through the chromosomes.
  • Indeed! Good job connecting the image with your prior knowledge! Are you ready to learn about the next step?
  • Anaphase is when the chromosomes separate and begin to spread apart to different sides of the cell. My car represents the chromosome getting farther from the school (the other side of the chromosome).
  • The next step of the cell cycle happens in your car Mrs. Cell?
  • I get it now! So we are part of the chromosome!
  • What is Anaphase?
  • No, this is a representation of the step called Anaphase.
  • Yes! Now onto Prophase!
  • Anaphase
  • Hey there are those chromosomes again!
  • What happens next?
  • Indeed, this is the process called Prophase, where the cell begins to separate and the nuclear membrane forms again.
  • Come with me so I can show you!
  • Thank you for teaching this to me Mrs. Cell! I can't wait to learn more!
  • Is this where the last step occurs?
  • I get it now! The 6 steps of the cell cycle is Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis. The product of the cell cycle is that you grow when your cells divide into two daughter cells, right?
  • Yes, now whenever someone asks you what the cell cycle is you know the answer!
  • Yes, these two dryers are representing the two daughter cells created after the cell process. This is called Cytokinesis.
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