Meiosis

An informative video overviews haploid versus diploid cells, how meiosis, fertilization, and mitosis all work together, how mitosis and meiosis differ in their processes and end results, and concludes with a brief discussion about independent assortment, crossing over, and random fertilization. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Review haploid and diploid vocabulary terms
  • Briefly review steps of mitosis
Classroom Considerations

  • Classroom must have a computer, Internet access, and a projection system
  • Assumes learner has some understanding of haploid and diploid
  • Part 24 in a series of 37
Pros

  • Nice visuals and simple overview of mitosis and meiosis, emphasizing their similar steps and differences
  • Great explanation of how and why siblings don't look exactly the same
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS