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Mitosis and Meiosis Student-Led Station Lab

Kesler Science
Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
30 pages
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The Mitosis and Meiosis Station Lab takes students through eight student-led science stations, each with a different learning style. Students begin with four input activities where they read articles, explore hands-on demos, research online, and watch videos all about mitosis and meiosis. They then complete four output activities where they illustrate important concepts, write about what they’ve learned, organize information about mitosis and meiosis, and complete an assessment.

This Mitosis and Meiosis Station Lab activity is also included in my Mitosis and Meiosis 5E Lesson Plan, which includes PowerPoints, notes, homework, student projects, assessments, engagement activities, and more for your middle school science curriculum.

It’s easy to differentiate this mitosis and meiosis lesson plan by using the included modified reading passage and removing individual stations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this mitosis and meiosis activity, students will be able to define mitosis and meiosis and identify what occurs at each phase of cell division, they will also be able to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.

Distance Learning - Includes new Station Lab version 2.0

  • The station labs now include files for your remote learning environments such as Google Classroom, MS Teams, Schoology, and Canvas.
  • NEW! - Version 2.0 allows students to respond directly in the document (PPT that can be uploaded to any LMS)
  • Version 2.0 station labs allow students to manipulate all of the stations without the need for any supplies.
  • Version 1 allows students to use an online answer sheet (using Google Forms) for every Station Lab.
  • Distance learning directions PPT and video tutorial
  • PDF of each on-level Station Lab without the answer key (can be sent to students)
  • PDF of each modified-reading Station Lab without the answer key (can be sent to students)
  • PDF of each Student Answer Sheet, rotated vertically, for those who cannot access Google Forms
  • The FREE Kesler Science Station Lab Start-Up Guide is available to help you learn more about how to use this lab safety activity in the classroom.

The paper and digital versions of the station labs will vary some. Many options are provided to meet the needs of your students, whether they are in the class or working remotely.

Input Stations

The input stations are activities that introduce students to the concept of mitosis and meiosis in a low-stakes environment.

Explore It! – At this station, students will get to explore mitosis and meiosis with hands-on learning. This station is meant to introduce phenomena related to mitosis and meiosis.

Research It! – This station allows the student to get online and research mitosis and meiosis with an online activity.

Watch It! – At the watch it station, students will watch a video about mitosis and meiosis and answer questions about it.

Read It! – The read it station is set up to allow students to gain information from a traditional reading passage. The reading is a one-page article about mitosis and meiosis with reading comprehension questions. There is a modified version of the article included to differentiate for below-level readers.

Output Stations

The output stations allow you to assess early student comprehension and monitor for misconceptions.

Illustrate It! – This station allows students to connect their learning with a sketch or illustration about mitosis and meiosis. This station is not only for creative students! I’ve seen many students benefit from drawing and making visual connections.

Write It! – This station will challenge the student to write responses to open-ended questions. This provides the students the opportunity to reflect on the information they’ve learned.

Organize It! – This hands-on station allows students to work with an included printable manipulative in order to show mastery of the concepts.

Assess It! – This station is a set of traditional multiple-choice questions and answers. This station provides yet another opportunity to prove mastery.

This mitosis and meiosis lesson includes all the station signage, any necessary cards, and a student answer worksheet with answer key.

Terms of Use

Copyright © Chris Kesler. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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