Review for:How Cells Divide: Mitosis vs. Meiosis

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posted: on December 22, 2007 at 2:07PM

My rating of this resource: *****

My experience using this resource:
Basic Genetics

Topic I was teaching:

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
This resource was utilized to assist students in developing a baseline understanding of the critical differences and similarities which exist between the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

Course Level:
Intro or Regular

How I/my students used the resource:
The flash animation within the resource was incorporated within a Powerpoint-style lesson and allowed students to use prior knowledge of mitosis to serve as a vehicle for the development of an initial understanding of the role of meiosis within living organisms.

Value Added:
Provides visualization or animation, Provides additional content, Increases student engagement and motivation

The resource provides an excellent visual opportunity for students to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis side-by-side. The animation is well-detailed and models the action of genetic material effectively. Tool-bar buttons allow the instructor (or student) to progress step-by-step through each stage of the process and review it if necessary. Textual support information buffers the visual experience.

The resource contains flash-based content that can be ported to power point or ActivBoard presentations. However, some students may find the textual content too small to read from a distance. Thus, additional text-based learning content may need to be added to facilitate effective learning outcomes. For non-flash enabled users, a separate web page is available with static content.

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