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Lesson Plan: Meiosis Science

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the stages of meiosis, recall the products of meiosis, and explain how events that occur during meiosis will increase genetic variation.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • state the phases that occur in meiosis as prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis,
  • describe the events that occur in each of these phases throughout meiosis I and meiosis II,
  • recall that the products of meiosis are 4 genetically different haploid cells,
  • describe how crossing over of homologous chromosomes will increase genetic variation.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • humans producing sperm and egg cells for reproduction.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • independent assortment of chromosomes,
  • fertilization by joining of gametes.

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