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The Cell Cycle: Simulations of Chromosome Behaviors, Super Value Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

The Cell Cycle and Simulation of Chromosome Behaviors Activity Kit for biology and life science is a hands-on activity that makes clear the difference between mitosis and meiosis. Build models and physically manipulate them.

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Having trouble explaining the difference between mitosis and meiosis? Stop working so hard. Let your students model the two processes with these hands-on chromosome simulation materials. The unique chromosome models with magnetic centromeres and pop bead arms allow students to easily visualize and compare the two processes. The chromosome models are built by students and can be physically manipulated through the various stages of the cell cycle on their tabletop. With this kit, chromosomes and their behaviors will be easily understood by the students. Use the models later for a practical lab quiz.

Includes centrioles, magnetic centromeres, pop beads and complete background and instructions.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
HS-LS1-4. Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.