How Do We Grow?

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Have you ever asked yourself how is it that you grow? Have you ever wondered what happens inside of you?

A process called the “Cell Cycle” is what occurs inside of you. One of the Cell Cycle’s phases is the “Mitotic Phase”, or “M Phase”, and also the “DNA Replication” occurs. DNA Replication is the process of producing two identical replicas, or as they are called daughter cells, from one original DNA molecule. Daughter cells have an identical set of chromosomes, and chromosomes make copies called chromatids.

Back to the M Phase, or Mitosis. In Mitosis, four phases occur. The first one is called Prophase. In this process, chromatids become dense, protein structures form and start to move into place, and the nuclear envelope begins to dissolve. Then comes Metaphase, here, chromatids line up at the middle of the cell, or if you want to see the cell as if it were a globe it would be the equator of the cell. Also, the spindle is formed. Next, Anaphase occurs, where chromatids separate, and free chromosomes move to the opposite ends of the cell. Finally comes the Telophase, in which two new nuclei is formed, the “clean up” begins, and the cell begins to divide. After all of this is finished, Cytokinesis occurs, which is cell movement.

We can conclude that when you grow what basically happens is that your cells multiply or reproduce making you bigger.

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7 thoughts on “How Do We Grow?

  1. Great job! Here are a few things I noticed that I think you can improve on:

    Paragraph 2, second sentence: there should be a comma after
    “mitosis.”
    Paragraph 2, third sentence: there should be a period after “Prophase” and a comma after “process.”
    Paragraph 2, second-to-last sentence: there shouldn’t be a comma after “finally.”
    Paragraphy 2, last sentence: there should be a comma after “finished.”

    Also the sentence “Then comes Metaphase, here, chromatids line up at the middle of the cell, or if you want to see the cell as if it were a globe it would be the equator of the cell, and the spindle is formed.” is a bit of a run-on sentence.

    Other than that good job! Our bodies are amazingly designed.

    Charles Darwin: “Yeah, and it’s all random chance. That’s all I talk about in my autobiography.”

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    • ok it doesn’t seem like many mistakes 😛 lol… mind if I ask what did you mean in the Charles Darwin part?

      anyway yeah writing this essay was a bit difficult all that explanation just for one simple conclusion lol

      I’ll check and correct…. and thanks! 😀

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    • there we go fixed and thanks again 🙂

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  2. You’re welcome. Those are just grammatical things that make it flow better

    You know in English class Gary North talked about how Charles Darwin didn’t say much about his life, he just talked about his scientific studies. That’s what I meant with the autobiography part.

    And, he believed in natural selection, right? He didn’t believe that God made our bodies grow like that.

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