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Fun Bugs!

Main Core Tie

Science - Biology
Standard 4 Objective 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size



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In this activity students will be simulate the process of meiosis to make new baby "Fun Bugs" structures.


Background for Teachers

Genes contain the information that determines traits in living things. Each version of a gene is called an allele. Genes come in pairs on homologous chromosomes. Homologous chromosomes are separated during meiosis and sort independently of each other. This mixture of genes makes new individuals with a variety of traits. You will be simulating the process of meiosis to make new baby Fun Bugs!

Instructional Procedures

  1. Hand out student worksheets (attached).
  2. All procedures for the activity are given on the student worksheet. Go over them with the students.
  3. Allows them the entire class period to do the activity.


Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Created: 12/03/2014
Updated: 02/05/2018