You are on page 1of 34

http://my.opera.com/SleepingJosephine/albums/showpic.dml?

album=1186531&picture=15987761

Meiosis
LO Describe meiosis
Starter: Write this down:
Meiosis is a nuclear division giving rise to cells that are
genetically different and happens during gamete
production

What is meiosis?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u
UUgidCe-_c
Listen out for:
- What meiosis is
- What the products of meiosis are

Let’s Model Meiosis

Mitosis

•46 chromosomes (diploid)

Mitosis

Mitosis

Mitosis

Mitosis

•2 Daughter cells
•46 chromosomes (diploid)

2. Nuclear
membrane
dissolves,
chromosomes are
copied

6. Nuclear membrane
reforms. Two diploid
daughter cells

1. Diploid cell

Mitosis
4. Chromosomes are pulled
apart into chromatids

5. Cell Membrane
forms creating two
cells

3. Chromosomes line
up at center

Meiosis

•46 chromosomes (diploid)

Meiosis

Meiosis

•Pairs align

Meiosis

•Crossing over of genes
might happen

Meiosis

•Pairs divided and
two cells formed

Meiosis

•Chromosomes line up again

Meiosis

•Chromosomes pulled
apart into chromatids

Meiosis

•Cell membrane forms dividing
into 4 daughter cells
• 23 chromosomes (haploid)

Meiosis

2. Crossing over
might happen

1. 46 chromosomes (23
pairs) Diploid
5. 4 daughter gamete cells (sex
cells)
23 chromosomes (haploid)

Meiosis

4. Chromosomes divided
into chromatids. Pulled
apart into 4 separate
cells.

3. Pairs pulled
apart into two
separate cells

Demonstrate
You are going to work in small teams and make a
3D timeline on the stages of metosis
Resources: pipe cleaners, A3 paper, diagrams,
card sort with jumbled up stages, extension Q,
Each group needs:
1. A timekeeper (who needs to collect the pack at
the front)
2. A teacher link (can ask me 1Q)
Extend yourself: How does meiosis lead to
variation?

Model
timeline!
WWW?
EBI?
3. To explain how
meiosis leads to
variation

3. To explain how meiosis leads to variation

• fertilisation occurs leading to mixing of
genetic information
• Crossing over of genetic information.

Comparing mitosis and meiosis
Mitosis
How many cell
divisions are there?
How many cells
produced
How many
chromosomes does it
have?
When is used for?
Where in the body
does it happen?

Meiosis

Comparing mitosis and meiosis
Mitosis

Meiosis

How many cell
divisions are there?

The cell divide once

The cell divides twice

How many cells
produced

2

4

How many
chromosomes does it
have?

46 chromosomes –
the same number as
the original cell

23 chromosome –
half the number of
chromosomes as the
original cell

When is used for?

To make new body
cells

This is how gametes
are made

Where in the body
does it happen?

It happens in all
parts of the body

It happens only in
the testes and

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?
Kahoot IGCSE TOPIC 17 MEIOSIS OR MITOSIS

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?

Plenary: Mitosis and Meiosis?