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Author: Kristi Turner
System:Shelby County
School:Oak Mountain Intermediate School
Lesson Plan ID: 5054
Title: Mitosis: Divide to Survive
This lesson includes a Power Point presentation that will guide the students through an investigation of mitosis, or cellular division. The lesson will review the basic functions and parts of animal and plant cells and then introduce the process of cellular mitosis and division. The lesson's graphics will stimulate student interest and deepen understanding.
Content Standard(s):
SC(5) 7. Identify common parts of plant and animal cells, including the nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell membrane.
TC2(3-5) 2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
TC2(3-5) 8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s): Students will identify the purpose of cellular mitosis. Students will illustrate each stage of mitosis after observing photographic images of real cells. Students will compare/contrast mitosis in animal and plant cells and create questions about mitosis to be answered through research.
Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:
Prepared Power Point presentation (see attachment), prepared graphic organizers (see attachment), science textbooks
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, PowerPoint software, LCD projector or other large-screen projection device
1.)The students will watch the prepared PowerPoint presentation. This presentation will review the basic functions and parts of animal and plant cells. After reviewing, the presentation will introduce the process of cellular mitosis and division. The presentation will be the focal point of the lesson.

2.)The students will organize into groups of four after the graphic organizers (see attachment) have been distributed. Two students from each group will receive a plant cell graphic organizer and the other two will receive a animal cell graphic organizer.

3.)The students will use the images of animal and plant cell mitosis in the presentation to illustrate each step in the mitosis process on their graphic organizers.

4.)After sketching the steps, the students will meet within their groups to compare and contrast the mitosis of animal and plant cells using questions on the graphic organizers.

5.)After students have completed step 4 they will have the teacher scan their work looking for accurate pictures, labeled parts, and organizer completed.

6.)The students will identify questions about mitosis that they would like to answer and then they will use the computer to search the Internet for websites that may give insight into the process of mitosis, including graphic representations of each stage. The teacher should lead a discussion that will help students understand and identify key words that they can using in searching.

7.)If time allows, students can present the questions and answers to the class.

Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. Animal Cell Division.doc
Cell Division.ppt
Assessment Strategies:
The teacher will grade the graphic organizers according to quality and amount of information completed.
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