Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization - Major Concepts, Common Misconceptions and Learning Activities

These teacher notes summarize important concepts concerning mitosis and meiosis and propose a sequence of learning activities that will help students understand and learn these concepts and progress beyond common misconceptions. Students also learn how understanding meiosis and fertilization provides the basis for understanding how inheritance occurs.  Links to suggested activities are provided, including a hands-on simulation of mitosis, meiosis and fertilization, a card sort activity, a discussion activity about the effects of mistakes in meiosis, and a vocabulary review game. This activity is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

The attached file has the key concepts and suggested learning activities.

MitosisMeiosisConceptsTN.docx30.83 KB


iwaldron's picture

August 2012 revision

The major concepts have been clarified and the suggested sequence of learning activities has been clarified and updated.

makgadi malotane's picture

the meiosis & mitosis process

the process of meosis & mitosis is very fascinating & complicated @ the same time so need to understand it better

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