To provide an opportunity for students with visual impairments to experience how the division of cells increases the number of cells exponentially
This is a basic cell division activity that is frequently illustrated through a picture in upper elementary and middle school textbooks. In a very short period of time, through cell division, one unicellular organism, such as a bacterium, can become hundreds of bacteria. Cell division, called fission in high school textbooks, is a form of reproduction. This activity works best for students who are comfortable with the texture of play dough or clay, and can estimate quantities tactually.