Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis

If a cell is unable to regulate the cell cycle, wild cell growth may occur, leading to cancer. Learners explore the cell cycle, using mitosis and meiosis to create new cells. Learners walk, simply, through each phase of the cell cycle: Mitosis, G1, S, G2, and back to Mitosis. The narrator explains how cells know when to divide via proteins and walks viewers through the cell cycle again in greater depth. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Support vocabulary acquisition through Frayer models, word walls, or other vocabulary activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a computer and Internet access
  • Video assumes pupils have some understanding of the end product and steps of mitosis and meiosis
  • Expects that scholars understand haploid and diploid cells
  • The third video in a series of 31

  • Includes a concept map, slideshow, and review worksheet
  • Contains working links to related videos on mitosis, meiosis, and the phases of each

  • None
Common Core