What is the main purpose of meiosis?
Which stage of meiosis is most interesting to you and why?
- Prophase I
- Metaphase I
- Anaphase I
- Telophase I
- Prophase II
- Metaphase II
- Anaphase II
- Telophase II
Draw / write: in what phase, and how is genetic information mixed up even more?
Draw / write: What are the differences between mitosis and meiosis?
What are some advantages and disadvantages of meiosis?
Would you want to do more activities like this?
What did you think of this little activity?
Meiosis is a type of cell division that produces sex cells Meiosis reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell by half Meiosis is necessary for sexual reproduction
What is Meiosis?
meiosis: A type of cell division that produces sex cells chromosomes: Structures inside a cell that contain genetic information sexual reproduction: A process by which organisms create descendants by combining genetic traits from two different gametes
The process of meiosis occurs in all sexually reproducing organisms, including plants and animals Meiosis creates four daughter cells from one parent cell, each with half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell During meiosis, chromatids line up in pairs, and each pair exchanges genetic material with the other
How can you apply what you learned about meiosis to your everyday life?