1. Topic-
Cell Division
2. Content-
Mitosis, cell cycle, interphase, prophase, anaphase, metaphase, telophase, cytokinesis, cell membrane, cytoplasm
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To learn the steps of cell division
2. To identify the step of division the cell is in
4. Objectives-
1. After listening to presentation, students will begin to identify the steps of mitosis
2. Explore the stages of mitosis through a laboratory exercise
5. Materials and Aids-
PowerPoint presentation, video/audio, worksheet, notecards, notebook, textbook and pencil
Lab materials will also be provided (onion, microscopes, slides, water)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Focus review: Students will enter the classroom and begin on their bell work which will ask about prior knowledge to the cell cycle/division.
2. After completing the bell work, they will be asked to cooperate with a partner to come up with an answer to the bell work question. Students who require assistance will be paired as a group.
3. Discussion will follow the bell work to provide students an introduction to the process of cell division.

B. Development-

1. After the bell work, I will give a short lecture on mitosis/cell division. The goal of the lesson is to introduce the process and provide the students with an overview.
2. Students will then watch a short video explaining the mitosis process and follow along the video with a worksheet.
3. After the worksheet is completed, I will review the answers.

C. Practice-

1. Students will receive an oral quiz through the activity Mix-Pair-Share.
2. After the activity, students will find a partner to complete the lab exercise. This exercise will give the students a chance to experience mitosis of an actual plant cell. They will count and identify 50 cells and their stages. Clarification will come from the teacher.
3. Students who have completed the activity will then assist any classmates who have difficulty identifying cell stages.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will be provided with a worksheet with 6 images. The 6 images will be of the 6 cell stages of mitosis. For homework, they will have to identify each stage and provide a brief explanation on how they identified that stage (key indicators).

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. I will pair students who understand and speak the same language (if they do not understand English). I will also employ the help of a student who is bilingual.
2. I will provide before/after school one-on-one tutoring for students.
3. I will employ the use of images/word-to-picture diagrams/graphic organizers.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Classroom worksheet will be collected at the end of class.
2. Lab will be monitored and I will evaluate student progress through my assistance.
3. Homework will be collected the following day.

G. Closure-

1. Students will receive their homework assignment.
2. Students will participate in an ticket-out-the-door activity. They will be given a post-it, where they will be asked to write down a) the stages of cell cycle in order and b) one question they have about the lesson/cell division, etc.
7. Evaluation-
1. I will check each lab group to measure the progress of the students.
2. I will grade the classroom assignment and homework.
3. I will review the 'tickets' that the students will leave with me.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Did the students meet the goals of this lesson? How well did the students follow directions? Were they excited about the lesson? How can I enhance the students' motivation for this lesson?

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