This zip file contains 8 different activities which can be used to compose a unit for biology students introducing them to the topics of mitosis and asexual reproduction. While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Living Environment/Biology curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other biology courses as well. All documents are available in pdf and editable word format to better suit the needs of your course. These documents are well suited for use in distance learning environments.
It contains the following items:
- Marzano self assessment scale for students specific to this unit
- Cloze completion notes handout for students with learning goals
- PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes
- Cell Cycle and Mitosis Reading and Questions Packet with answer key
- Mitosis worksheet 1 with answer key
- Mitosis worksheet 2 with answer key
- Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction quiz with answer sheet and answer key
- Three different mitosis and asexual reproduction Bell ringer (or ticket out) type activities with answer keys
- Curriculum Correlations to the NGSS, Common Core and NY State Living Environment Core Curriculum
Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Learning Goals
Upon the completion of this unit the student will:
1. recognize that the process of mitosis occurs in non-sex cells.
2. recognize that the process of mitosis produces only one replication and division which produces the same numbers and kinds of chromosomes as in the parent cell.
3. list the major phases and describe the major events in each phase during the process of cell division and mitosis in a typical animal cell.
4. explain the difference between a chromatid, centromere and a spindle fiber.
5. list two ways the process of mitosis differs between plant and animal cells.
6. list three significant results of mitosis.
7. recognize cancer is a group of diseases associated with uncontrolled mitotic division.
8. explain the difference between asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.
9. correctly define what is meant by the following methods of asexual reproduction and list examples of each; binary fission, budding, sporulation, regeneration and vegetative propagation.
10. recognize that asexual reproduction is a form of mitosis and that individuals produced during asexual reproduction are genetically identical to their parent.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
HS-LS1-4. Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.
Common Core State Standards Connections:
SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
MP.4 Model with mathematics.
NY Living Environment Core Curriculum
Performance Indicator 2.1
Explain how the structure and replication of genetic material result in offspring that resemble their parents.
2.1d In asexually reproducing organisms, all the genes come from a single parent. Asexually produced offspring are normally genetically identical to the parent.
Performance Indicator 4.1
Explain how organisms, including humans, reproduce their own kind.
4.1a Reproduction and development are necessary for the continuation of any species.
4.1b Some organisms reproduce asexually with all the genetic information coming from one parent. Other organisms reproduce sexually with half the genetic information typically contributed by each parent. Cloning is the production of identical genetic copies.
Appendix A -- Lab Skill
¥ Makes observations of biological processes
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