ALEX Lesson Plan


Cell Division- A WebQuest

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Author:Connie Schultz
System: Shelby County
School: Vincent Middle High School
The event this resource created for:GEMS
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 23760


Cell Division- A WebQuest


In this lesson, students will learn about cell division via the Internet. Students will learn about the stages of mitosis and meiosis. In addition, students will learn about the cell cycle.
This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):

Local/National Standards:

National Academy of Science NS.9-12.1 SCIENCE AS INQUIRY As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry • Understandings about scientific inquiry NS.9-12.3 LIFE SCIENCE As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of • The cell • Molecular basis of heredity • Biological evolution • Interdependence of organisms • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems • Behavior of organisms NS.9-12.5 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop • Abilities of technological design • Understandings about science and technology

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will describe cell division and the cell cycle. Students will create a portfolio of pictures displaying the steps of mitosis and meiosis.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

91 to 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

*Web site* Materials to take notes* Colored pencils and markers

Technology Resources Needed:

Computer access Internet access


This lesson could be used as an introduction to cell division. It could also be used as a wrap up tool to check for student understanding.

1.)Students will learn about cell division through a WebQuest by using designated web sites on the Internet.

2.)To access the WebQuest, students will need the attachment downloaded to the computer(s). Links are located in the attched document. Internet access is necessary.

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Assessment Strategies

Refer to rubric for assessment strategies for WebQuest.


Students could research how radiation, chemicals and change cause mutations during the cell cycle. These could be presented to the class.


Students could be given additional vocabulary worksheets. Students could use their book to reseach information.

View the Special Education resources for instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.