This activity is a Mitosis and Meiosis Pop Bead Lab Simulation.
In this guided activity, students will use pop bead kits to assemble and manipulate chromosomes during both types of cell division. The student handout is 9 pages long. It contains instructions, guided hints to the next step, fill in the blank questions, and spaces to draw each stage of mitosis or meiosis. This product is accompanied by an 11-page teacher guide and answer key.
Suitable for Biology or Life Science Students in Grades 9-12
PLEASE NOTE: This product is available in the following money-saving bundles:
Biology Labs: 15 Must Do Labs for a Biology Class
Mitosis and Meiosis Complete Unit Plan Bundle
Materials required for the lab activity:
• Pop Bead Kit that contains beads and magnets
• Large sheets of white paper (butcher paper)
• Student lab handouts (enclosed)
Students will first work through the process of mitosis. The students will build the chromosomes and manipulate them through each phase. They will answer questions and draw their work as they go. Students will do the same for the process of meiosis. At the end of the 9 page student handout, students will compare and contrast the two types of cell division.
You will also receive an 11- page teacher handout. It contains additional instructions for the teacher. The teacher handout contains photographs of the pop beads for each stage. All answers are included.
I have found that students have a far greater understanding of the similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis after we complete this activity.
Your download will include two versions of this activity: a pdf version and a Word document.
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