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Phases of Meiosis
The general ideas behind Mitosis and Meiosis have been covered in previous videos. However, this lecture covers the minutiae of every stage in the meiotic process. The names of each phase and a description of the structure functions are detailed.
Meiosis Starts With?
How do you fill in the blanks about meiosis? With this handout! Most of the blanks have a letter filled in to give learners a hint. This resource is a good way for young biologists to ensure they have learned all the necessary vocabulary surrounding meiosis.
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
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.
Mitosis vs. Meiosis Worksheet
This complete learning exercise includes short answer and multiple choice questions as well as a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting mitosis with meiosis. Separate teachers' instructions are supplied. This could be used as homework and is suitable for any high school general biology course.
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Fertilization
An explanatory introduction to genes opens the worksheet 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.
Comparing Mitosis with Meiosis
Life science learners view an online animated mini textbook comparing two types of cell division. Working in groups, they use a digital microscope to capture images of cells in different stages of mitosis and meiosis. Then they create an informational brochure for each process. If you have the laboratory equipment and computer software required to carry out this lesson plan, it is sure to produce educated cell biologists!
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Eighth graders hypothesize if a plant with white flowers is crossed with a plant with purple flowers, what are the possible genotypes and phenotypes of the offspring. They define meiosis, compare/contrast meiosis and mitosis and state the phases of meiosis.
In this meiosis worksheet, student complete the blanks describing the process of meiosis. Students draw a diagram of homologous chromosomes.
Modeling Mitosis and Meiosis
Learners construct and manipulate models of mitosis and meiosis and compare/contrast them. They create the models using index cards and yarn, interpret diagrams and photographs, and summarize written descriptions.
Turkeys in the Cell--The Meiosis Square Dance
Students identify synapsis as the key event in meiosis. They explain how synapsis leads to the formation of haploid gametes. Exploration of the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis occur. In accordance, explanations on how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection.
Turkeys in the Cell -- The Meiosis Square Dance
Learners identify the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis and explain how meiosis generates new combinations for natural selection. They illustrate the processes by square dancing.
Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring and determine the percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers. This fantastic activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches them how to use Punnett squares. The exercises also illustrate the law of independent assortment and linked genes. The handout is ten pages long and will take days to work through, but it will definitely keep learners engaged!
Dragon Genetics ~ Understanding Inheritance
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!
Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization
Students compare and contrast the two types of cell divisions namely meiosis and mitosis. In this biology lesson, students create chromosome models. They identify the different stages of cell division.
Cell 9 Edited: Meiosis
Student list the steps of mitosis with a brief definition of each stage. Then they begin their study of meiosis. They practice placing the stages of meiosis in order using flashcards depicting the Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase.
In this meiosis worksheet, students will compare chromosome numbers from different organisms, review the phases of meiosis, and learn how meiosis leads to genetic variation. This worksheet has 14 fill in the blank, 5 matching, and 6 true or false questions.
Modeling Allele Distribution Through Meiosis and Fertilization
The main objective of this activity is to illustrate the variation that results from crossing-over during prophase I of meiosis. Other sources of variation from generation to generation are: (1) independent assortment (223 possible gametes that could be formed in humans), and (2) random gamete pairing.
Mitosis and Meiosis Exercise
For this cell division worksheet, students answer 15 multiple choice questions about both mitosis and meiosis. Topics include the outcomes of the processes, the phases of the processes and steps within each process.
More on Meiosis
In this meiosis learning exercise, students fill in the blank that describes the process of meiosis. Students also draw the process of meiosis.
Mitosis and Meiosis Exercise
For this cell division worksheet, students answer 13 multiple choice questions based on the process of mitosis and meiosis. Included are questions about the stages of cell division as well as the structures involved.