Meiosis Webquest



Using this meiosis webquest, students are guided through an introduction or review of the phases 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.


4 pages ready to use in PDF format. Answer key included also.


This resource corresponds with the following NGSS standard:

HS-LS3- 2 Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs. Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.


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