Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mmmmm, mitosis

Biodork shows us a delicious new way of illustrating mitosis:I hate how every biology class I've ever taken feels the need to reteach us mitosis - but if this is how we learned it, I think it would be a lot more fun!

8 comments:

  1. The sad thing is, some people forget in that short amount of time.

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  2. Om nom nom M&Ms. Sometimes you make me feel stupid, and this is one of those times. I'm off to read more about mitosis!

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  3. Don't feel stupid about not knowing mitosis unless you're a senior about to get your degree in Biology. Then you should feel stupid, since we've relearned it 15 times.

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  4. Considering how much maths, chemistry and physics I've had retaught, you don't get to complain.

    (But I don't recall anything about mitosis, though I suspect I've been taught it twice.)

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  5. I hate that almost every lecture series I took felt the need to remind me about Mendel's Peas :) And not quickly going over either, usually at least an hour on it...

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  6. hehe - that's my stuff on blaghag.com! I'm totally big time now. Seriously though, thanks for the mention and I'm glad you liked it. We were going to create a second set so we could have mitosis AND meiosis, but it turns out coloring on M&Ms isn't as easy as one might think (who thinks about coloring on M&Ms?) Plus, our sugar intake by the time we finished the daughter cells was such that we couldn't really draw fine lines anymore because of our jittery hands.

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  7. Biodork forgot to illustrate the bit between anaphase and telophase...

    Smileyphase!

    (with respect to Bill Amend)

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