Science - Biology
Standard 4 Objective 1
1 class periods of 60 minutes each
In this activity students will understand how sexual and asexual reproduction are alike and different.
In this activity students will draw cells from two organisms that undergo different types of reproduction. Asexual reproductions occurs when animals can either divide in two to form two new individuals or a part of their bodies can grow into a new organism. Some asexual reproduction occurs in plants that produce spores, which are produced during mitiosis, or simple cell division.
Sexual reproduction requires cells from two organisms which combine to form the new offspring. The cells required are called egg and sperm and are produced in specialized reproductive organs in a process called meiosis.
For Homework: Find or make sets of chromosomes (see materials) Explain and show an adult and a peer (someone around your age) how mitosis and meiosis look, using your materials. Have them sign below to indicate you explained and showed it carefully.
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.