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Using old socks as chromosomes and a balloon as a nucleus, make your lesson plan 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 plan even more engaging by having small groups bring their own socks to class and work together to create these models.
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.
Young biologists define reproduction vocabulary terms, answer critical-thinking questions, label a diagram of the human life cycle, and complete a chart comparing mitosis to meiosis. This is a well-balanced worksheet. Even though it addresses a specific textbook chapter, you will most likely cover identical material no matter which biology text you choose to use.
A set of diagrams gives a cellular representation of fertilization, and asks young biologists to select multiple choice answers about the cells, situation and the stages shown. The questions also cover how offspring gender is determined and the number of chromosomes after mitotic and meiotic division.
Seventh graders are engaged in a lesson plan that covers the concept of meiosis with the intention of covered sexual reproduction. They cover the concept of genetic traits and how they are transmitted over generations with or without mutations. Students draw the stages of meiosis.
You will need to find diagrams of both spermatogenesis and oogenesis to display as you lecture because the mentioned PowerPoint is not included. Also, your class must have prior knowledge of meiosis prior to hearing this lecture. After they have sketched the steps of the gamete formation process, you will teach them about fertilization. Learners then draw this process as well. More than anything else, this lesson plan can serve as background information for your biology lesson.