Cell Cycle and Mitosis Worksheets

Metaphase of the Cell Cycle
        Mitosis worksheets along with cell cycle and cell division worksheets for high school, middle school, and elementary school life science teachers. The mitosis worksheet lets students review the phases of the cell cycle and their purposes. NGSS Life Science offers many great lessons. Click the Free Lesson Plan (PDF) link below or become a member to get access to the answer key and editable file. Free mitosis curriculum includes:
  • Worksheet
    Mitosis Worksheet
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    High School Worksheet
    Students will gain introductory knowledge of the cell cycle in this mitosis worksheet. Students in this mitosis worksheet will learn what the cell is doing in each phase of cell division, mitosis, and the stages of mitosis.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Lab Experiment
    Plant Growth Germination Lab
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    High School Lab
    The goal of this basic lab is break the misconception that photosynthesis is how plants grow. Students should also learn that plants grow by cell division. Students will be able to move past the misconception that plants use photosynthesis, not cell division, to grow.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS1-5
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.5, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1b, 9.10.1e, 9.10.2a, 9.10.7, 9.10.9
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Test or Quiz
    Mitosis Quiz Question Bank
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    High School Test
    The mitosis quiz question bank includes the cell cycle, G1 phase, S phase, G2 phase, mitosis, G0 phase, cell cycle regulation, signal molecules, and cancer. You can use the question bank to build assessments, and active membership is required to view questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Project
    Cell Cycle Flipbook Project
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    High School Project
    In this cell cycle project, students learn about the cell division by creating a paper flipbook animation that models interphase, mitosis and cytokinesis. Students draw the phases of the cell cycle on each index card, labeling specific structures in the cell and chromosome numbers. You can easily convert this project into a meiosis flip book.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Lab Experiment
    Stem Cell Lab
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    High School Lab
    Students will practice designing their own experiment. Students will experience pluripotent stem cells by watching a stem grow roots. Students should also recognize that plants grow by cell division.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1e, 9.10.2f, 9.10.7
     
    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
  • Multimedia
    Understanding Cancer
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    High School Multimedia
    This is a great information webpage about what is cancer, the kinds of cancer, screening methods, causes, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and so much more. The teacher notes is about myths and misconceptions around commonly asked questions about cancer.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-2
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by National Cancer Institute
  • Lab Experiment
    Mitosis Microscope Lab
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    High School Lab
    In this mitosis lab, students will observe plant cells in the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. This mitosis microscope lab is a great lab to help students practice their microscope skills, including focusing and the field of view.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
Cell Cycle


Cell Cyle Topics

  • Cell Cycle - somatic cells, interphase, mitosis, cytokinesis.
  • Interphase - G1, S, G2.
  • Mitosis - prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase.
  • Cell Cycle Regulation - surface-to-volume ratio, checkpoints, external signals.
  • Binary Fission - asexual reproduction, circular DNA copied, cell divides.
  • Cancer - Proto-onco genes, tumor-suppressor genes.


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