You are on page 1of 4

Year Level: 8 Time: 9 - 9:55am Date: 15/03/17 Students Prior Knowledge:

- All living organisms are made up of cells

Learning Area: Biology - Cells are made up of various structures
including a cellular membrane and nucleus
which are used in certain cellular functions
- Cells must undergo division in order to create
new cells.
- Chromosomes are made up of DNA
- There are structures involved in cell division
such as chromosomes, nucleus, spindle fibres,
and centromeres.
- Basic ICT tools which allow students to search
the internet to find information
- Basic knowledge of what a timeline is and how
Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum to construct one correctly in chronological order
- Basic knowledge of copyright and that certain
ACSSU149: Cells are the basic units of living things;
websites must be used to ensure copyright is
they have specialised structures and functions. not infringed upon.
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
Yes competence creative behaviour Social understanding
Yes thinking competence
Yes Yes

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australias engagement with Sustainability
histories and cultures Asia Yes

Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to

State the definition of Mitosis
List and describe the phases of Mitosis
List the key characteristics of the cells formed by Mitosis
Have a brief understanding of the role cell division via Mitosis plays in the body (i.e. growth and

Teachers Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:

All students are prepared with their own personal Video and Article links are provided for those
laptop. who're visual / auditory deficient.
All students have a log-in account for Sutori A review of answers will be undergone at the
Various videos and web links are prepared to enable conclusion of the class so that those students who
students to access them and extract relevant were unable to fully complete their timeline on
information. their own are able to gain help from other
Partners are allocated before class commences to students.
ensure collaborative learning and efficient work is Struggling students will be paired with competent
produced. students in order to encourage interaction and for
the stronger students to help those who struggle.
LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)
Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:

- Did the students provide an adequate definition of Mitosis?

- Did the students correctly identify the four main stages of Mitosis?
- Did the students correctly extract the key factors of each stage?
- Did the students adequately identify the specific characteristics of the daughter cells which differentiate
them from other cells?
- Did the students use correct terminology when identifying the structures involved?
Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:

- Did I allocate partners effectively so that ICT competent students could help those who were not
- Did I ensure that partners were working together effectively with both students having equal input?
- Did I ensure that all students understood the instructions of the activity?
- Did I ensure all students understood how to create a timeline?
- Did I ensure my assistance was allocated fairly and reached everyone who needed it?
- Did I ensure all students were able to complete a large component of the task?
- Did I ensure that students were able to adapt their answers to more in-detail at the group discussion at
the end of class?
- Did I ensure my feedback of the timelines was adequate and understood?
- Did I ensure students followed up on the feedback by making adjustments to their timelines?
[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:
Time Motivation and Introduction: Resources/
- Youtube video (1) is shown (only first minute of video is shown) to give
the students a visual representation of what happens when a cell 1) https://
undergoes division.
The video is elaborated on, telling the students cells must undergo watch?v=Qgdx-
division in order to transfer genetic information and to create new cells kpxXnA
which have a range of functions within the body.

(3 Minutes)

Students are reminded and questioned about their prior knowledge using
open ended sentences and students at random are called upon. Any
questions from students about previous topics are addressed
E.g. Q) All organisms are made up of what? A) Cells.
- Cells are made up of various structures including a cellular membrane
and nucleus which are used in certain cellular functions
- Cells must undergo division in order to create new cells.
- Chromosomes are made up of DNA
- There are structures involved in cell division such as chromosomes, Timeline Link:
nucleus, spindle fibres, and centromeres.
(6 minutes) https://
Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions): dashboard

Students are told of their lesson objectives in which they are intended to Resources for
achieve once the lesson has finished. Lesson activities:
(2 minutes)
Students are told the run-down of the lesson. Students will be assigned a
partner by the teacher and in those partners they will complete the tasks. https://
They will have to access various provided links and search by
themselves in order to extract information about Mitosis. watch?
All information gathered must be displayed in a time-line format using the v=9nsRufogdoI
link provided.
Lesson Activities:
1) Using your own web competency, search the internet and find www.biology.arizona.
definitions of mitosis and construct in your own words, your chosen edu/cell_bio/
best definition of the Mitosis process (2-3 sentences). A good tutorials/cell_cycle/
definition involves: What mitosis is, that it involves certain phases cells3.html
and some general characteristics of the resultant cells. (8 minutes).
2) Using links provided to videos and articles, create a brief summary of
the four phases of mitosis (PMAT). Each summary should involve 2-3 veraja/
sentences of significant events which occur within each phase. (18 jkllukiokoulutus/
minutes). lyseonlukio/opetus/
3) Using video and article links provided, list the significant oppiaineet5/biologia/
characteristics of the cells which are created as a result of Mitosis. (7 opet/vsa/ib/cell/
minutes). group4

The teacher will circulate around the room to provide assistance and http://
guidance to students.
Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

Random students are called upon to share their answers with the rest of
the class. Results are discussion to see how other students feel about
answers provided. Students are able to change/update their timelines if
they feel as though someone provided a better answer and they would
like to incorporate it. The teacher will briefly explain the role that cell
division plays within the body (growth and repair). All students are
instructed to send their timelines to the teacher via student email so that
the teacher may provide feedback during the next lesson. (11 minutes)
Transition: (What needs to happen proper to the next lesson?)
The teacher will review all timelines to ensure students were able to
accurately extract information from the links provided and interpret and
understand the information. Individual feedback will be given at the start
of the next lesson so that students are able to make changes to their
Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will these be
The teacher will review all of the timelines and provide feedback. For
students who appeared to struggle, the teacher will ensure are given the
correct information to add to their timeline. The timeline will be used as a
study tool for the next text/exam and so it is vital the students have the
correct answers on their timeline.