Meiosis Lab Modeling With Paper Clips

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9th - 10th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle includes Meiosis Notes (PPT and guided copy for students), a Meiosis reading/writing packet, a Meiosis practice worksheet, an interactive PPT activity comparing Meiosis and Mitosis, and a Meiosis paperclip lab activity. Use all of them with all of your students or use them for different
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Meiosis Lab. This activity is perfect for clarifying the importance of crossing over in meiosis. Students use colored paperclips to model the development of haploid cells. This activity focuses on crossing over and nondisjunction (an optional part of the activity). Students will also see the genetic variation resulting when two haploid cells combine during fertilization. A teacher instruction sheet is included.

Requires small paperclips (4 different colors)


Differentiated (optional portion)

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Introduction to concept

Small group work



Formative assessment

Tutorial activity

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