Mitosis: Splitting Up is Complicated

Although you cannot clone yourself, the cells in your body can clone themselves, and, in fact, you wouldn't grow if they didn't! Viewers learn all about this process in a video that explains the difference between the processes of mitosis and meiosis. The narrator walks learners through each step of mitosis — interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Stop video after each step of mitosis, allowing learners to take notes, ask questions, and discuss ideas
Classroom Considerations

  • If you pause the video, instructional time will take longer than 15 minutes
  • Video 12 in a series of 40

  • Video includes a table of contents so teachers can show only specific clips
  • Links to other related videos are embedded
  • The narrator offers a great way to remember what happens in anaphase

  • None
Common Core