Divide to Multiply

Divide to Multiply

CRA Description : 
In this activity, students will explore the stages of mitosis and the primary events that occur in each stage. This activity also assesses studentsʼ understanding of mitosis by requiring students to model the process.
Subjects: 
Science
Biology
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Anaphase
Centriole
Centromere
Centrosome
Chromatids
Chromosome
Cytokinesis
Kinetochore
Metaphase
Mitosis
Nuclear membrane
Prophase
Spindle fibers (and/or Microtubules, depending on the textbook)
Telophase
Prior Knowledge: 
Students are expected to be familiar with the use of a light microscope and a word processing program. Students need to be able to recognize the appearance of cell organelles and structures involved in the process of mitosis, including chromosomes. Students should be able to prepare labeled biological drawings.