In science class, seventh graders are studying the stages of cell mitosis and learning about the different phases that cells go through before they divide.
Mitosis is a term for cell division, or how cells in our bodies make copies of themselves. Our bodies do this for growth or to replace damaged cells. Science Teacher Wayne Wheatley found that students learn best when using their hands to manipulate and model scientific concepts - and of course, they always love to eat - so seventh graders recreated the cell mitosis process using Oreo cookies (representing the cell) and rainbow sprinkles (representing the chromosomes). Then, some students couldn't resist devouring their creations!