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Physical models of chromosomes are used to demonstrate meiosis as a teacher explains the process. Give your learners a clear and simple overview of meiosis with this video. Note: no actual cells are shown in this video.
Paul Anderson gives an explanation of how to conduct a biology lab to see mitosis and meiosis. This clip is directed at teachers and shows how to use an onion root and the fungus sordaria to count up the phases and draw a cell cycle pie chart.
Photos of the meiotic process and characteristics of each phase are contained in this collection of slides. The photos, however, are of low resolution and would be best viewed on a smaller screen. Have your biology learners watch this as homework, and then have them come to the laboratory to view slides of actual cells in meiosis under a microscope. 
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.
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 activity!
Fill- in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer questions make up this well-written cell division activity. Neat diagrams of chromosomes and dividing cells are included. Junior biologists show what they know about reproduction, meiosis, fertilization, karyotypes, and genetic variation. Teachers' instructions with accommodations for special needs are provided. This is definitely a activity that you will want to add to your collection of homework assignments or assessments.
Using yarn and chenille stems, lab groups collaborate to model mitosis and meiosis. Brief background information and a vaguely written procedure comprise this outline. More instruction needs to be provided to learners about cell division before they can carry out the activity. If you provide more of the materials, they can make a model of each stage and mount it on a poster so that you can assess later rather than walking through the class in an attempt to hear each individuals' explanation.
Tenth graders work in teams to order events of DNA transcription and translation protein synthesis. In the second lesson, they put the steps of mitosis and meiosis in order using a concept map poster. They use modeling clay to create models of cells undergoing these changes. In the third lesson, 10th graders create Punnett squares, and participate in an interactive lecture on genes, alleles, traits and geno/pheno types.
Students study the cell cycle and see the differences between mitosis and meiosis.  In this cell reproduction lesson students complete several activities. 
Students investigate how traits are passed from parents to offspring via meiosis and fertilization. They recognize that the combination of alleles forming a gamete is random.
In this genetics worksheet, students answer 42 questions about meiosis and sexual life cycles, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, chromosomes and protein synthesis.
In this biology review learning exercise, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on the stages of mitosis and meiosis. They compare and contrast the two.
Using old socks as chromosomes and a balloon as a nucleus, make your lesson on mitosis and meiosis "pop!" This ingenious idea for modeling cell division will be more memorable to your young biologists than any set of diagrams, so don't throw those  worn-out socks away! Make the lesson even more engaging by having small groups  bring their own socks to class and work together to create these models.
Fourth graders model cell division processes of mitosis and meiosis. Lab partners diagram and write a description comparing and contrasting each of the processes they created.
Students view a video on DNA. They discuss mitosis, meiosis and fertilization. They use strips of paper to simulate fertilization and analyze the genotype and phenotype of the combined chromosomes.
Eighth graders study the importance of cell division, compare cell division in prokaryotic and eucaryotic cells, identify the stages of mitosis and recognize meiosis in reproductive cells.
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.
In this genetics worksheet, students review vocabulary terms associated with meiosis, genes, and traits. Students also review the role of alleles. This worksheet has 10 matching, 5 fill in the blank, and 10 multiple choice questions.
For this genetics worksheet, students review vocabulary terms associated with genes, traits, alleles, probability, meiosis, and Punnett square. This worksheet has 10 matching, 5 fill in the blank, and 10 multiple choice questions.
Investigate the ins and outs of cell division with this comprehensive set of activities. Detailed instructions for six different activities and your choice of eight different creative assessments can be found within this resource. By completing these lessons, your young biologists will have a well-rounded understanding of mitosis and meiosis. 

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