Gracie Staples

Students in Mr. Hermanson’s science classes at Ash Fork High School recently worked on a hands-on project to help them better understand the concepts they are learning about in class.

Students used Oreo sandwich cookies to model the phases of mitosis, a part of the cell cycle when replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei. The students’ job was to determine the events that take in each phase of cell division and model it with their Oreos and sprinkles. Once students completed their models, they were able to use them to recite the events of cell division.