continue to understand inheritance of diversity of gametes (sex cells) by doing a gizmo.
Today we will
What is meiosis? (what do you remember)
Meiosis is a special type of cell division that produces haploid gametes, or sex cells. It occurs in eukaryotic organisms( have nucleus)and has two rounds of division. Meiosis is an essential process for sexual reproduction.
Meiosis - Cell Division
What is the most interesting aspect of meiosis?
- The formation of genetic variation
- The role of crossover in creating new combinations of genetic material
- The number and type of gametes produced
- The role of meiosis in creating haploid cells
Draw / write: What are the similarities between meiosis and mitosis?
Draw / write: What are the differences between meiosis and mitosis?
How does the process of meiosis contribute to genetic diversity?
What is the importance of meiosis in sexual reproduction?