ERIC Number: EJ1023166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Move, Stop, Learn: Illustrating Mitosis through Stop-Motion Animation
Kamp, Brandi L.; Deaton, Cynthia C. M.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v50 n4 p146-153 2013
Learning about microscopic things, such as cells, can often be mundane to students because they are not able to see or manipulate what they are learning about. Students often recall learning about cell division through memorization--thus they find it tedious and dull. Few opportunities exist that allow students to explore and manipulate cells or the process of cellular division. This activity attempts to combat the monotony that is often associated with learning mitosis by engaging students in creating a stop-motion animation video using iPads. Our students found the activity fun, enjoyed it more than learning mitosis through traditional methods, and believed making the video helped them understand cell division.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement, Animation, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Cytology, Biology, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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