"I taught a lesson dreamed up by my mentor teacher Thursday in which the kids act out the process of cell division as a "rodeo." Imagine centriole cowboys lassoing a herd of chromatids and you have a sense of how it worked."
"The cell cycle is like a life cycle. We talk about life cycles as from one generation to the next. Cell cycles are from one cellular generation to the next... in other words, the cell cycle is from when a cell is first born until it divides. Your textbook describes the cell cycle in section 5.1.4, and Figure 5-8 shows their depiction of the cell cycle. I have made my own figure of the cell cycle, and that is shown below. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.