Meiosis Worksheets

Meiosis Zygote
        Meiosis worksheets designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school life science. Meiosis modeling helps students learn about how genetic recombination helps to create genetic variation. NGSS Life Science offers many great lesson plans. Click the Free Lesson Plan (PDF) link below or become a member to get access to the answer key and editable file. Free meiosis curriculum includes:
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    Meiosis Quiz Question Bank
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    High School Test
    The meiosis quiz question bank includes meiosis, crossing over of homologous chromosomes, fertilization, genetic variation, and diploid and haploid chromosome numbers. You can use the question bank to build assessments, and active membership is required to view questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Lab Experiment
    Chromosome Modeling Lab - Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization
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    High School Lab
    In this chromosome modeling lab, students create pairs of socks models of chromosomes to model the processes of mitosis, meiosis, and fertilization. Students also build a foundation about meiosis and fertilization and how it relates to genetics and genetic disorders.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Worksheet
    Diploid vs Haploid Worksheet
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    High School Worksheet
    In this meiosis chromosome worksheet, students answer questions about the number of chromosomes generated by either mitosis or meiosis. Haploid and diploid chromosome numbers help students understand the reproduction type used in each process.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
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Meiosis Topics

  • Chromosome - histones, nucleosomes, chromatin, coils, supercoils, chromatid, centromere, homologous chromosomes, autosomes, XY and XX sex chromosomes.
  • Genetic Varaition - sexual reproduction vs. asexual reproducation, crossing over, law of segregation, mutation
  • Animal Chromosome Numbers - human = 46, gorilla - chimpanzee - orangutan = 48, dog = 78, housefly = 12, mosquito = 6.
  • Plant Chromosome Numbers - pea plant = 14, rye - 14, corn - 20, wheat bread - 42.
  • Meiosis - homologous chromosomes, gametes, polyploid, diploid, haploid, gonads, sperm, egg, zygote.
  • Karyotype - prenatal testing, amniocentesis, cvs, error in chromosome numbers, aneuploidy, monosomy.


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