Lesson Plan : Mitosis - A Phase Cells Go Through

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Wooten
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Mitosis and Cell Division
Content:
 Mitosis, cell cycle, interphase, centrioles, prophase, anaphase, metaphase, telophase, cytokinesis, G1, S phase, G2, cell membrane, cytoplasm
Goals:
 To learn the steps of the cell division
Objectives:
 After listening to a lecture, students will be able to define mitosis and its steps with 90% accuracy.
Materials:
 Asexual Reproduction/Mitosis PowerPoint handout, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Division WS (#124), Types of Asexual Reproduction WS, Section 10-2 Worksheet/Reviewing Key Concepts, Mitosis Skit directions and Journal entry prompt, Stages of Mitosis Worksheet, Prentice Hall Biology Textbook, Notebook, and Pencil.
Introduction:
 Review and Focus. Students will enter class and begin with a bell ringer asking how animals grow. They will write this in their notebook and discuss with their peers their various responses. Responses will vary. I will begin with a discussion of the importance of cell division (growth, tissue repair and asexual reproduction). This Bell Ringer will assess student’s prior knowledge of cell division.
Development:
 Teacher Presentation. After the bell-ringer, I will begin with a mini-lecture on asexual reproduction and mitosis. The goal of the lesson will be to introduce the cell cycle to students and to give an overview of the phases/stages of the cell cycle. Next, students will read a passage on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell division. This will show students how mitosis works in different organisms. Students will answer questions related to the passage. Students will then complete a worksheet with the different types of asexual reproduction (binary fission, budding, sporulation, regeneration, parthenogenesis and vegetative propagation). They will then give two examples of organisms that use each method of reproduction. Time will also be allotted to clear up any misconceptions about the terminology used when discussing cell division (mitosis and meiosis are not interchangeable).
Practice:
 Guided Practice. After the discussion about asexual reproduction and mitosis, the students and I will go through a worksheet (#120) that describes the series of events in each phase of mitosis to assess their understanding of the lecture and textbook readings (section 10-2).
Accommodations:
 Students who are identified as SLD will be given extended time and may take the assessment home and use their textbook. This will also allow for a separate setting/room needed when being tested.
Checking For Understanding:
 The worksheet used for the closure “Stages of Mitosis” will be collected and graded. This will count as a classwork grade.
Closure:
 Closure. To close, students will receive a worksheet with visual representations of the stages of mitosis. They will number the six diagrams of the stages of mitosis in animal cells, then plant cells, in the proper order. Students will then label each stage with the proper name.
Evaluation:
 if 80% or higher of students score 90% or greater then the class will move to meiosis, if not then mitosis will be retought.

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