For this investigation the students simulated meiosis using pop beads and a white board. They modeled what occurs in each phase of Meiosis, then drew a picture in their journals with a description of the transitions from one phase to the next. Afterward the students were asked to answer the following questions for homework:
- At the end of Meiosis I, are the two daughter cells diploid or haploid? Explain
- Use the drawings you have made to compare the original cell to the two daughter cells at the end of Meiosis I. How are the daughter cells different from the original cell?
- At the end of Meiosis II, are the four daughter cells diploid or haploid? Explain
- Use the drawings you have made to compare the four daughter cells a the end of Meiosis II to the two daughter cells at the end of Meiosis I and the original cell. Explain how they all differ.
- Compare the four daughter cells with each other. How are they similar? How are they different?
diploid, haploid, homologous, gamete, spore
Meiosis vs. Mitosis Venn diagram
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