This article presents a modified biology lab used to teach the cell cycle. Many traditional versions of the onion root tip lab are delivered in a “cookbook” format to review what students have already learned about the phases of the cell cycle. This modified version illustrates how the onion root tip lab can be much more meaningful when turned into an inquiry-based, exploratory activity to scaffold from a concrete experience to the more abstract process of cell division. This article promotes National Science Education Standards A, C, and G and Iowa Core Curriculum Standards 1, 2, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2009 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hackman, Lauren and Pohlmann, Audrey
"Divide & Conquer,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 36
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol36/iss3/3