Phases of Meiosis

This Phases of Meiosis video also includes:

Identify the major players of meiosis, which are chromosomes from both mom and dad, sister chromatids, centrosomes, centrioles, and microtubules. The lesson goes on to explore each step of meiosis: interphase, prophase I and crossing over, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I, cytokinesis, prophase II, anaphase II, telophase II, and cytokinesis. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Stop the video after each step to allow learners to discuss phases, take notes, and ask questions
  • After the video, view phases on slides under a microscope
Classroom Considerations

  • To complete the activity, you need a computer, Internet access, and a projection system
  • Lesson is part 26 in a series of 37
Pros

  • Includes link to meiosis slideshow
  • Simple and effective descriptions of each stage with great visuals engage learners and help cement concepts
Cons

  • Explanation of why sperm and egg endpoints of meiosis are different was not totally clear
Common Core

NGSS