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Learning Exercise: Examining mitosis

Examining mitosis
Students will create visual or graphical representations of the stages of mitosis and present them before the class.


Submitted by:
Joaquin Alvarado
Date Last Modified:
September 19, 2007


Engagement: Begin by showing the video clip of mitosis located at Exploration: Four groups of students will consult the text, internet, or revisit the video, in order investigate the stages of mitosis and create a graphical or visual representation of their findings which must be accompanied by a written explanation of the stages. Explanation: Students will present their projects and explain the stages in front of the class. Extension: After all groups have presented, students will be asked to revise their written explanations, expand them, and correct any errors that may be present. Evaluation: The teacher will score the written explanations according to a rubric that contains the point scale for each stage of mitosis. I.e. Prophase: 1 point for the dissolving of the nuclear envelopeÂ…etc.
Additional Information:



  • High School
  • Middle School


biology, mitosis, cells.

Learning Objectives

Students will understand the main processes that occur during the four basic stages of mitosis.

Type of Task

  • Supervised

Technical Notes

A computer with internet access and a projector will be needed.