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Meiosis Teacher Resources
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Assign these 50 questions to your biology class as a review of cell division. Learners will address the cell cycle, cancer cells, cytokinesis, mitosis, meiosis, gene and chromosomal mutations, and karyotypes. The format is user-friendly, leaving room for pupils to write their answers beneath each question. It would be helpful in preparing them for a quiz on cell division concepts.
Include this informative PowerPoint in your biology lesson on meiosis. It explains the who, what, where, when, how, and why of this specialized type of cell division. Many of the slides display colorful graphics of cells in each meiotic phase or of the chromosomes involved. Simple and succinct, this is a resource you can rely on.
An explanatory introduction to genes opens the learning exercise for young geneticists. Then, through diagrams and reading passages, mitosis is explained. This is just a general explanation, as the phases of mitosis are not mentioned. Pupils answer a few fill-in-the-blank questions and then use large objects and their arms to model mitosis. They repeat these activities for meiosis and for the fertilization process. Finally, they read about karyotypes and chromosomal abnormalities. The handout is informative, but the lab activities are not engaging.
Eighth graders are able to define meiosis. They are able to compare and contrast meiosis and mitosis. Students are able to state the phases of meiosis. They complete a K-W-L chart on meiosis and mitosis. Students talk about meiosis and sexual reproduction and give definitions.
Juvenile geneticists will jive with this imaginative investigation of inheritance in dragons. Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by the baby dragon. An organized chart is provided, along with critical thinking questions and a partially drawn dragon on which learners will add the inherited traits. This is a gem of a worksheet!