In this lab on mitosis, students will first learn to recognize the stages of mitosis in both the onion root tip and the whitefish blastula. In the second part of the activity, students will carry out a random sampling technique to determine the length of time spent in each stage of mitosis. This is great reinforcement and a wonderful review for the unit test.
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Biology Labs: 15 Must Do Labs in Biology
Mitosis and Meiosis Complete Unit Plan Bundle
What will the students be doing?
In this lab, students will observe prepared slides of whitefish and onion mitosis. After becoming familiar with the cells on the slide, students will conduct a random sample of cells to determine how much time, in minutes, is spent in each stage of mitosis. Students are required to chart and graph their data, and answer thought provoking questions.
Your download will include an editable Word document as well as pdf version of the lab.
You can have the students write their own lab reports or you can choose to use the included Student Data Pages.
Microscope, 2 shallow beakers or cups, Prepared slides of onion and whitefish mitosis, Graph paper
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