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Drawing Phases of the Cell Cycle & Mitosis from Microscope Images

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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5 pages
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Want students to observe and draw the phases of mitosis, but don't have access to microscopes? You've found the perfect activity!

Bonus! This activity is ready to go with no prep! Just print the student worksheet and share the Google Slides!

In this activity students view high resolution images of onion root tips and go on a Google Slides scavenger hunt to find and draw cells in interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.

This resource includes:

  • printable PDF student worksheet
  • interactive Google Slides with hi-resolution microscope images of the phases of the cell cycle in onion root tips
Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms. Assessment does not include specific gene control mechanisms or rote memorization of the steps of mitosis.


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