Mitosis is a method that almost all cells use to make new cells. Mitosis is a part of the cell cycle. First, the cell cycle starts with interphase. That is when the cell makes a copy of its DNA and prepares to divide. Then comes mitosis. Mitosis is broken down into 4 phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Prophase is very important because that is when the cell breaks down its nuclear membrance and the chromosomes start to form. The next phase, metaphase, is when the chromosomes line up to the center of the cell. Once the cell has completed that phase, the cell cycle is almost complete. The next phase, anaphase, is when the chromatids split, and it becomes stretched out. This is when the chromosomes are about to split. Then there is telophase. Telophase is when membranes are formed around the chromosomes that are ready to divide. These are all the phases in mitosis. 
     Then the last stage of the cell cycle is cytokinesis. That is when two new daughter cells form. They have the exact DNA as the original cell. If the cell has a cell wall, there would just be a cell plate between the two. But if the cell doesn't have a cell wall, it just pinches into two seperate cells. 
 
 
     Bacteria, plant, and animal cells. How do they differ, and what do they have in common? Well, to start off, plant cells are found in plants, and animal cells are found in animals. They all have some similar structures such as the nucleus, DNA, ribosome, etc. But animal cells do not have chloroplasts or cell walls like plant cells do. Plant and animal cells also recieve food in different ways. Organisms with animal cells consume other organisms to get energy, but organisms with plant cells make their own food to get energy. Bacteria are single-celled organisms. They are very different from animal and plant cells. It just has a cell wall, a nucleus, and thread-like DNA. When they are in the process of making new cells, it just splits into two daughter cells. But with animal cells and plant cells, they go through many different phases such as interphase and mitosis.
 
 
     We have recently just finished our edible cell project for science class. I really enjoyed doing that project because it involved team work and creativity. It also helped me learn about cells better.  I learned where most of the cell organelles go, and I learned about their functions. For example, I did not know that cells had a protective barrier called "cell membrane." I also learned about many other organelles such as the endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes, vacuole, etc. 
    Our 7th grade science teachers want our opinion about this cell project. Well, for me, it was fun and very educational, and I think we should continue this project. In order to make it, you actually have to take the time to learn about the cell you are making. At first, I wasn't so sure about making this because I didn't know much about cells. But after doing this project, it made me learn a lot about them. This project was very helpful, and tasty.