The Sordaria Cross

Scholars briefly review meiosis and then apply these steps, through visuals, to Sordaria, a fungus that can be grown in class to support meiosis. The lesson emphasizes the importance of crossing over in meiosis and shows how to calculate crossing over. This is part 32 in a series of 37. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause video when the narrator asks questions and allow learners to discuss and share answers
  • Google the lab and complete in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have a computer, Internet access, and a projection system to complete
  • Part 32 in a series of 37
Pros

  • The narrator asks a question of viewers at 5:17
  • Great review, through visuals and discussion, of meiosis
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS