This past week at Heatly has been filled with exciting science discoveries. 7th and 8th graders have been learning about the intricate world of cells and cell division. The classroom turned into a creative lab as students created 3D models of cells in various stages of mitosis using Oreo cookies and sprinkles.
This experiment not only engaged their minds in science, but also appealed their sweet tooth! The cream filling of the Oreo represented the cytoplasm of the cell, providing a foundation for the intricate structures (sprinkles) inside the cell.
Chromosome pairs were depicted with one color of sprinkles, while spindle fibers, centrioles, the nuclear membrane, and more elements were specified with their own kind of sprinkle. From prophase to telophase, the students carefully built the cookies to mirror the complexities of cell division.