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A basic activity that walks budding biologists through observing, drawing, and describing cells in different stages of mitosis. After observations are complete, learners calculate the percentage of cells in each phase and answer a few comprehension-level questions about the activity.
Preparing the root tip samples is the most challenging part of the mitosis-viewing lab found here, but the directions help ensure you have everything you need. There is no worksheet included; however, there is a sample data table. Budding biologists can copy the data table into their science notebooks, draw sketches of each observed stage of mitosis, then calculate the miotic index using the formula found in the teaching notes.  
Seventh graders describe the processes involved in mitosis and meiosis. In this life science lesson, 7th graders create chromosome models using strings and beads. They play a jeopardy team game at the end of the unit to review concepts learned.
The lecturer starts by emphasizing that the mitotic process is a separate mechanism to cytokinesis - the cytoplasm splitting to become 2 cells. The video continues explaining the stages of mitosis in great detail. Each stage is diagrammed and the relevant structures are labeled and explained. Your students will find this to be a valuable supplemental study tool.
The concept of mitosis, and the terminology involved, can become easily understood once students engage in hands-on projects.
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.
Seventh graders learn about cell mitosis. Students will also make their own animated example of mitosis using a digital camera, a computer with video editing software and clay.
This complete worksheet 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.
After examining the cells of an onion root tip, budding biologists analyze numbers of cells in each different phase of mitosis. They combine their counts with other students' data and then calculate the amount of time a cell might spend in each phase. A lab sheet is provided for recording data and then applying newly acquired knowledge to another scenario. A prelab worksheet is also included as part of this brilliant biology resource.
Students 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.
Students are able to see onion root cells undergoing mitosis underneath a light microscope and determine the phase of mitosis the cells are in. They draw a sketch of the mitotic cells. Students explore the phases of mitosis and the cell cycle. They explore why cells undergo mitosis and how uncontrolled cell division leads to cancer.
Students discover the processes that occur during mitosis and what makes each phase different and distinct from the others as well as how each contribute to the overall process of mitosis by looking at onion root tips under a microscope.
Students discover through whole-class role play, the process of mitosis. They will all become a chromosome and demonstrate how they line up 23 to 23.
Students compare and contrast the two types of cell divisions namely meiosis and mitosis. In this biology instructional activity, students create chromosome models. They identify the different stages of cell division.
Seventh graders discuss each stage of mitosis, search Internet to find web site containing animation of mitosis, and complete PowerPoint project to present to classmates.
Students create basic slide presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint to show the stages of mitosis. Each slide is created according to criteria established by the teacher. They save their finished products on floppy disks.
Students observe onion root tip mitosis and work with a partner to set up their own slide. They discuss their observations and draw the phases of mitosis.
Students identify the purpose of cellular mitosis. They work in groups of four to use images of animal and plant cell mitosis to illustrate each step in the mitosis process on their graphic organizer.
Students identify each phase of mitosis and the main characteristics of each. Students prepare a microscope slide with onion root tip. Students observe the cell division occurring in the cells and label the mitosis phases observed.
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!

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