Cell Division Lesson Plans
Cell Size - Surface Area Activity Lesson Plan
This unit is an integration of important geometry, biology, and technology skills. The students will be using spreadsheet programs to solve problems relating surface area to volume ratios. Students will use cell models to observe the effect of increasing surface area to volume ratios on cell growth and functioning.
Published by Pete Anderson, Wendy Benz, Patty Glasgow, Keisha C. Ashton High School
Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization Student Handout
Students use sockosome models of chromosomes (made from pairs of socks) to understand the processes of mitosis, meiosis and fertilization. Students are also introduced to the concept that understanding meiosis and fertilization provides the basis for understanding genetics and learn how a mistake in meiosis can result in Down Syndrome.
Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
Sets of Chromosomes WS Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
Students answer questions about the number of chromosomes generated by mitosis and meiosis. Topics include chromosome structure, types of reproduction, diploid, haploid, gametes and fertilization.
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
Published by NGSS Life Science High School
More Cell Division lesson plans are in the works.