Mitosis Card Sort
Students will sort the cards to describe the phases of the cell cycle; including interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis for plants and animals. The instructor will cut out all of the phrase words, diagrams, and description boxes and put them in a lunch bag or envelope. Have each group of 2 to 4 students match each phase with its correct diagram and description. Students will then sort and then glue their sorting card when you give it the o.k. To save cutting time you could walk around to each group and check the students work or even have the students write in their answers in the attached table. (I just went from group to group quickly to check the students answers, this way I only had to cut out one classroom set (8 for 32 students) and laminate them so I could use them next year. You could also use the blank template and power point slide for note taking.
-Sorting card page for teacher to cut out.
-Blank sorting card page
-1 Power Point slide with Plant and Animal cell Mitosis Notes
Next Generation Science Standard:
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
In multicellular organisms individual cells grow and then divide via a process called mitosis, thereby allowing the organism to grow. The organism begins as a single cell (fertilized egg) that divides successively to produce many cells, with each parent cell passing identical genetic material (two variants of each chromosome pair) to both daughter cells. Cellular division and differentiation produce and maintain a complex organism, composed of systems of tissues and organs that work together to meet the needs of the whole organism.
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