Purpose: The overarching goal of this lesson is to teach students about mitosis and meiosis. This lesson comes after learning about DNA and before getting into genetics and heredity. It is important for them to have a basic understanding of sexual versus asexual reproductions, and it is something that they will have to know for future science classes.
Objectives: As a result of this lesson SWBAT:
• Compare sexual and asexual reproduction.
• Identify the phases of mitosis and meiosis.
• Explain what is happening during the process of reproduction at the cell level.
This lesson plan also includes some videos to show your class, some projects ideas, and some handouts.