Mitosis and Cell Theory Lesson

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Mitosis and Cell Theory


  • Classes
    • Earth Science
    • General Chemistry
    • Elementary Algebra
  • Skills
    • Microscope
    • Manipulaing Models
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Goals of the Lesson

  • Have students come away being able to illustrate the Mitosis cycle
  • Students are able to identify the different components of mitosis and the transition that signifies the advacement of the cell cycle
    • In particular the role of Mitosis is the larger cell cycle
  • Students will explain and draw conclusions about the cell theory as it relates to life forms


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State Standards

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Learning Activities

Cell Theory

  • Discussion of cell theory components*
  • Models of cell as a single unit of sustainable life*
    • Incorporate baking activities, models of the cell with other components**
  • Research into the historical figures and their background*
    • Hooke, Leeuwenhoek**


  • Doing a hands of lab of moving chromosomes through the stages of Mitosis
  • Physically have students be chromosomes and walk through the cycle*

Related Materials


[2]Lesson Plan

[3] alternate lesson plan

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