This resource appears to be designed to build towards this performance expectation, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
Teacher’s notes include a brief summary of the content needed for this activity. Teachers should not provide a lesson on meiosis prior to this lab. If students are encouraged to focus on the “Introduction,” “Your Task,” and the “Getting Started,” sections of the student pages, they develop a better conceptual understanding of the goal of meiosis rather than memorizing stages. Prior knowledge of mitosis supports students in developing their model of meiosis. During the explicit and reflective discussion, teacher needs to support students in making connections among DNA replication, chromosome structure and function, and how meiosis prevents chromosome overload.
Pop bead kits for making chromosomes can be purchased from Carolina Biological (http://www.carolina.com/), Flinn Scientific (http://www.flinnsci.com/), or Ward’s Science (https://www.wardsci.com/). Each group will need at least eight pop bead chromosomes (two long chromosomes using red beads, two long chromosomes using yellow beads, two short chromosomes using blue beads, and two short chromosomes using pink beads). This combination allows students to combine the chromosomes that are the same length and color to make four sister chromatids. If students are unfamiliar with the argumentation strategy and scientific writing, teachers can use scaffolding to model and provide examples at each step of the lesson.
It will be helpful to remind students to return each pop bead chromosome to its original form before leaving the classroom.