Meiosis Project Ideas

Instructor: Nora Jarvis

Nora has a Master's degree in teaching, and has taught a variety of elementary grades.

As you teach your students about meiosis, it's important to consider engaging projects that'll help your students understand and analyze this cellular process. Use the following project ideas to help your students learn about meiosis.

What Is Meiosis?

There are several different ways that cells divide and reproduce. One way is through the process of meiosis, in which the cells reproduce with half the DNA of the original cell. As you work through a unit on cells and cellular reproduction, you'll want to find fun and engaging ways to get your students to learn about meiosis and analyze the process. The following activities will give you some ideas on ways to challenge your students. With them, they'll demonstrate their understanding of meiosis, and then show that they're able to analyze the process.

Stages of Meiosis

Have your students research the different phases of meiosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. They should then create an illustrated diagram that shows what happens in each phase. As students work, circulate the room and make sure their diagrams are accurate. Have your students display their diagrams around the classroom to refer to as they continue learning about cells and cellular division.

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