Are you searching for a quality summative review packet covering cell division and the cell cycle for biology? Look no further because you have come to the right location! First-time students learning about the types of cell division in eukaryotes need extra reinforcement. The morphological and physiological terms in mitosis and meiosis are confusing to a novice student. Chromatid versus chromosome versus chromatin, oh my! Metaphase versus metaphase I. Diploid versus haploid. Centrioles versus centromeres say it isn't so! Why does biology do this to students?
No worries, this four-page review packet has your students’ back. This thorough study guide features the following sections.
- Map out the phases and the sub-phases of the cell cycle on a blank diagram. Answer some analysis questions about the cell cycle and identify the three primary reasons why eukaryotic organisms need mitosis.
- Compare and contrast prophase and prophase I, and metaphase and metaphase I. Students will sketch and label the anatomy and the processes of each phase for comparison.
- Mitosis versus meiosis summary table – students fill in the cells whether the processes generate gametes or somatic cells, are one round of division or two, yield cells that are clones of their parent cell or cells with genetic variation, etc.
- Mitosis, meiosis, or both? Students will check mark whether the listed occurrence or statement describes a particular cell division or both. The scenarios are all different than the previous table.
- General questions – most of the queries in this section probe the patterns in similar phases involving the centrioles, nuclear membrane, spindle fibers, and chromosomes. Students will also explore non-disjunction.
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