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
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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
  • 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
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