Eliot Attridge
AEL, Head of Science & Director of Innovative Learning

Animating Meiosis

Lesson Plan Published 7/8/14 Last updated on 4/10/19

This is intended as a lesson in a biology class. The idea is to introduce animation first by getting the students in an earlier lesson in the unit to animate mitosis (which is simpler) using stop motion animation first. This is because they do not need any major software to do this and I have found in the past that stop motion is a good way in to capturing attention.

The meiosis lessons focus on using software to create the animation, so progresses the students in their IT skills as well as their content knowledge. The level of detail that you go into for meiosis depends upon the level of the class. For example, a year 10 student may just show the division of a cell into four daughter cells in steps whereas a year 13 student would need to show each stage (anaphase, telophase etc).

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Age Levels
1+ Day

Access to computers, internet connection.

For display- data projector or interactive whiteboard.

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L Wolf

Posted on 3/18/19 8:58:09 PM Permalink

​Awesome, awesome, awesome!

michelle Laubenstein

Posted on 8/6/14 3:25:42 PM Permalink

This is an absolutely wonderful lesson! I tried downloading the "Animating Meiosis Plan" and it seems to be a .htm file. Can I get a pdf file? Thanks!

Eliot Attridge

Posted on 8/10/14 2:52:20 AM Permalink

I'll see if I can add...
Done- uploaded a pdf. Not sure why the other file comes up as htm (it's a .docx file).
Hope it works!

Castleberry ISD

Posted on 7/21/14 5:14:41 PM Permalink

This is excellent. I appreciate the amount of detail and smooth explanation!

Eliot Attridge

Posted on 8/10/14 2:59:55 AM Permalink

Thanks :-)