1.6 Cell Division

Guiding Question

What are chromosomes?

How do cells divide their nucleus in two?

What do you think is happening to the chromosomes in the two cells in the diagram?

What happens to double the amount of DNA inside the nucleus during interphase?


Mitosis Video and Short Quiz
Mitosis Video & Quiz

Mitosis Flash Animation

Mitosis Simulation

Mitosis Powerpoint

Mitosis Internet Activity

Mitosis: Splitting Up is Complicated - Crash Course Biology #12


Introduction to Meiosis
Introduction to Meiosis

Meiosis ppt

How Meiosis Works
How Meiosis Works
Meiosis Video and Quiz
Meiosis Video and Quiz
Meiosis: Where the Sex Starts - Crash Course Biology #13

And here is a video on mutations.... (for those who are interested).

Meiosis Flash Cards
Meiosis Flash cards

The focus of the Nature of Science in this unit is on the contribution of ´Serendity´ (luck) to scientific discovery. Cyclins are one such example and their ´discoverer´ won the Nobel prize. Here is his Nobel speech which mentions the role of serendipity several times.

Tim Hunt Nobel speech

Mitosis and Meiosis pt 1
Mitosis & Meiosis pt1

Mitosis and Meiosis pt 2
Mitosis and Meiosis pt 2