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Cells: Mitosis Discuss this eTheme.

These sites explain the process of cell division called mitosis. See photographs and video of actual cells dividing. Learn about the difference between mitosis and meiosis. Includes animations and diagrams of the process. There are online quizzes and games about mitosis, plus class activities. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on plant and animal cells.

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Learn about mitosis from this online tutorial. In "Mitosis" there is a short animation of mitosis. There is an 11-question quiz in "Test Yourself."
See photos of actual cells during mitosis. Click on "Mitosis" for an interactive Java tutorial.
This Quia game tests students on the phases of mitosis.
This Quia game tests students on cell reproduction, including mitosis and meiosis.
See each phase of mitosis as it happens by clicking the forward arrow button in this animation. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This activity includes pages to print out for students to make a flip book on mitosis. This activity is in the form of a lesson plan for middle school students.
Here are two class activities for students to learn about mitosis. Background information on cells is included. These activities are in the form of a lesson plan.
This PBS Nova site shows both processes in detail using Flash animation.
This two-page PDF file includes a note sheet and fill-in-the-blank questions on mitosis.
Students can drag chromosomes form one stage to the next to practice mitosis or meiosis. NOTE: Shockwave is required for this page. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This is a chapter from an on-line biology text book. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This site has color diagrams and an online glossary. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
Here are some animated tutorials for introductory biology. Flash is required to view "Meiosis" and "Mitosis." The tutorials include a quiz.
These sites describe the structures, organelles, and functions of plant and animal cells. All sites contain graphics and images. Some are interactive.

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