Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

Type of Resource



In this hands-on, minds-on activity students use model chromosomes and answer analysis and discussion questions to learn how the cell cycle produces genetically identical daughter cells. Students learn how DNA replication and mitosis ensure that each new cell gets a complete set of chromosomes with a complete set of genes. Students learn why each cell needs a complete set of genes and how genes influence phenotypic characteristics. Finally, students analyze exponential growth to understand how a

Performance Expectations

HS-LS1-4   Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.