The stages of mitosis are preceded by Interphase and followed by Cytokinesis. In the past, Interphase was believed to be a resting phase or phase of ‘down-time,’ when the cell was literally doing nothing. Scientists now know Interphase to be quite different. Interphase, stages Gap 1 (G1), Synthesis (S), and Gap 2 (G2) are periods of much growth and preparation for mitosis and cytokinesis, the division of the nucleus and the cytoplasm, respectively. Mitosis consists of stages Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase. Cytokinesis is simply one stage that occurs after mitosis, although most often overlaps with Telophase.
Students are provided with Mitosis images to color. Specific instructions on how to color are included. After images are colored, students are directed on how to create the flash cards. A rubric is also provided for the teacher on how to grade the flashcards.
I have used this assignment for the past ten years of my teaching career, fine-tuning different portions a little each year. Students who put in the time and really do this assignment as directed, find they have a great study tool to use in studying for any mitosis assessment!