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Product 14754

By: Romena Holbert, Xenia High School, Xenia, OH

Allele's Crossing Over to the Other Side Meiosis Activity Kit for biology and life science is a simple hands-on simulation kit that will enrich one's knowledge of meiosis terminology.

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Teach meiosis terminology using this simple hands-on simulation kit. Students string alleles (pony beads) onto chromosomes (chenille wires) and mark the beads to create a unique gene sequence. Then, students crossover sections of the chromosome and complete the phases of meiosis. The student handout includes detailed information about meiosis with simple step-by-step instructions to facilitate true understanding of this complex biological process.Completely reusable kit with enough materials for 30 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-LS3-2. Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.