Cell Division

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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how, in a one-celled organism such as a bacterium, the division of cells increases the number of cells exponentially. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners can work with the clay or play dough to learn about cell division.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • Tray with edges, approximately 12’’ wide by 17’’ long
  • Clay or play dough, about 8 ounces


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Division
  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations
      • Operations


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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