Lesson Plan : Cellular Division

Teacher Name:
 Carol Southard
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 CEllular division
Content:
 Cell Cycle, DNA Replication, synthesis, spindle fibers, centrioles, centromeres, telomeres, chromosomes, interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, nucleolus, reduction division, variation, meiosis
Goals:
 Students will understand the importance of mitosis and meiosis as the means by which living organisms reproduce.
Objectives:
 1. Students will be able to recognize and reproduce the stages of mitosis and meiosis, and be able to distinguish between the two processes.
Materials:
 Powerpoint Slide Presentation of topic and concepts.
Introduction:
 Intro to slideshow presentation
Development:
 Use Inquiry/Problem model as presentation is viewed.
Practice:
 Look at presentation slides depicting cells in various stages of mitosis. Have students count, draw and label cells in different stages in their notebooks. Quantify class results to develop an estimate of percentage of cells in the different phases.
Accommodations:
 Use inquiry and cooperative group models to allow for verbal/linguistic learning. The presentation and computer exercises will provide visual learning opportunities, and the experiment/research work will allow plenty of hands-on learning.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will write up the presentation, experimental, and research efforts in their notebooks, and then incorporate this work into a research term paper.
Closure:
 Class and teacher will discuss the research results in
Evaluation:
 Have students use their notebooks, reports, and term papers to answer quiz questions covering the presentation. See if class can come up with additional material to improve the presentation.
Teacher Reflections:
 Analyze the presentation and class interactions. Go over what worked, what didn't, and revise presentation to reflect this analysis. Incorporate relevent student revisions of material.

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