If you’re looking for a MEIOSIS WEBQUEST or lesson plans to teach meiosis and mitosis; then you’ve come to the right place! First, I’ll introduce you to some fabulous, time tested resources that I’ve already prepared to make lesson planning, tutoring, or homework time a whole lot easier.
Next, I’ll give you some ideas on ways to use the meiosis webquest and teaching resources to increase engagement in your classroom and to make learning fun for you and your students. Throughout this blog post you will find hand links to whatever sparks your interest. Get reading!
MY FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR THE CELL CYCLE
In this meiosis webquest, students will be guided through an introduction or review of meiosis. They’ll use one website to read about meiosis with a focus on the cell’s activities in the various phases. Then, they will watch an Amoeba Sisters video to learn the purposes of meiosis as well as some differences between meiosis and mitosis. This interactive lesson will teach students the basis for genetic variation in all organism that reproduce sexually.
This is interactive presentation is perfect for covering the broad range of vocabulary needed to understand genetics, and especially meiosis. Within this digital resource, students will read and practice using the words diploid, haploid, meiosis, mitosis, and genetic variety. This resource also covers the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction. Using this resource, students create their own textbook, that they can refer back to whenever they need.
Do your students get confused between mitosis and meiosis? Mine too! This is why I created this interactive print and digital lesson to help students sort and define these two processes. Using this paper or Digital resource, students will sort images and functional traits of the two processes. This resources includes both the old school, cut a paste version, as well as a drag and drop digital version for students to use online.
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Emergency Sub Plans
If you’re feeling a little sick and need a day to rest, the MEIOSIS WEBQUEST would be an excellent way to allow students to work on their own (either digitally or on paper) without a lot of speaking required on your part. To make things even better, you’ll be supporting literacy in the classroom too!
Independent Work Station
Stations are a great way to make a long class feel shorter or a large class feel smaller. With this intention, split your class into groups based on the number of stations you have. One of your stations can be a setting that allows you to work closely with some students, and other groups should have work that can be completely independently. This will give you the opportunity to give the students who need support your full attention. Don’t forget that you can do stations online too!
Close Reading Strategies
Close reading is an essential skill that must be taught in all classrooms. Time and time again, students are showing that they are not prepared to read college level texts. Spoon feeding them isn’t going to solve this issue. We absolutely must increase the rigor in our classrooms when it comes to literacy, and teaching reading strategies is the path that will take our students where they need to be.
Differentiation can feel like a huge burden for teachers. How are we supposed to create several different variations of the same lesson or activity? In reality, we probably can’t. What we can do, though, is provide independent work packets for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction. We can make choice boards in which students will most likely differentiate for themselves, we can provide extension activities for early finishers, and we can provide extra practice for students who aren’t showing mastery.
I know as teachers we hear a lot about the benefits and drawbacks of homework. Whether or not you’re in support of homework, I’d just like to point out that it’s there as an option. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Interactive notebooks are unmatched in their ability to keep students organized and work in one place. I’m a huge fan of shrinking my worksheets down to fit in an interactive notebook. Sometimes I print 2 in one, cut them in half and just glue the sheets directly into pages of a notebook. Other times I transform multi-page PDFs into mini books (use these simple instructions if you’d like to try it) and insert the entire thing into a notebook.
Whether summative or formative, consider using these resources as an option for assessment
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