Resources

Cell cycle

Animation of the Cell Cycle

Interactive animation of cell cycle from Cells Alive. Can be watched as a whole or moved through step by step.

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Resource: Cells Alive website
Age range: 11-14/14-16/16-18
Approach: Animation

Mitosis

Online Tutorial on Mitosis

Online tutorial on mitosis, including animations and self-assessment activities, from BioCoach.

Resource: The Biology Place website
Age range: 11-14/14-16
Approach: Interactive tutorial

Animation of Mitosis

Interactive animation of mitosis from Cells Alive. Can be watched as a whole or moved through step by step.

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Resource: Cells Alive website
Age range: 11-14/14-16/16-18
Approach: Animation

Mitosis Cut and Stick

Part of the Times Education Supplement (TES) Secondary Biology Collection. This is a review activity to sequence and label stages of mitosis; it also includes extension tasks. To access this resource you are required to register with the TES; registration is free.

Resource: Mitosis Cut and Stick
Age range: 14-16/16-18
Approach: Interactive Tutorial

Meiosis

Online tutorial on meiosis

Online tutorial on meiosis, including animations and self-assessment activities, from BioCoach.

Resource: The Biology Place website
Age range: 11-14/14-16
Approach: Interactive tutorial

Animation of Meiosis

Interactive animation of meiosis from Cells Alive. Can be watched as a whole or moved through step by step.

Resource: Cells Alive website
Age range: 11-14 / 14-16 / 16-18
Approach: Animation

Making Reebops: a Model for Meiosis

Reebops are imaginary animals, made from marshmallows (or foam packing pieces). Their features are determined by the characteristics encoded in their chromosomes. Both parents are heterozygous for all their characteristics (except their sex).

Resource: Making Reebops
Age range: 11-14 / 14-16 / 16-18
Approach: Activity

General

Animations of Mitosis and Meiosis

A set of four animations from Biology by Raven et al. that outline the stages of meiosis; the unique features of meiosis; a comparison of meiosis and mitosis; and the generation of diversity through the random orientation of chromosomes during meiosis.

Resource: Online Learning Center website
Age range: 14-16 / 16-18
Approach: Animation

The differences between mitosis and meiosis

Part of the Times Education Supplement (TES) Secondary Biology Collection. A Short activity to compare and contrast these two types of cell division. To access this resource you are required to register with the TES; registration is free.

Resource: The differences between mitosis and meiosis
Age Range: 16-18
Approach: Activity