Learning Exercise

Cell Biology

The students will look at the mitosis tutorial and then use those pictures to find cells on their own from a onion tip slide.
Course: General Biology

Tutorials and interactive quizzes covering cells, mitosis, meiosis, the cell cycle, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, & viruses.... see more


The students will be asked to go to
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/cells3.html and
look over the tutorial and study the different pictures of mitosis. The
students will then do a lab where they will be looking at slides of onion tips.
The objective is for each student to find each phase of mitosis on the slide.
After they find a phase, you look to verify it and then check off that they have
found a phase. After the student has located each phase of mitosis, they have
completed the lab. After completion, they can go back to the website and browse
through it and do any other activities dealing with the cell cycle and cell
division. It will usually take the students the rest of the class period to
find the phases on their own though.

Technical Notes

Each student or each pair of students will need a computer and a microscope.


Internet skills, microscope skills


Cell Biology, Cell Division, Mitosis

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

SWBAT distinguish between the different phases of mitosis.
SWBAT locate the different phases on their own slide.