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Mitosis and Meiosis Card Sort

Mitosis and Meiosis Card Sort Activity

This activity is designed to help students review the processes of mitosis and meiosis and to ensure that students understand how chromosomes move during mitosis vs. meiosis. Students arrange the cards from a shuffled deck of the stages of mitosis and meiosis in the sequence of steps that occur during cell division by mitosis and another sequence of steps that occur during cell division by meiosis.  The first file shown below can be used to print the simpler version of the deck of cards for this activity and the second file can be used to print the more challenging version of the deck of cards for this activity. The third file gives the teacher notes.


mitosismeiosiscards.docx606.25 KB
MitosisMeiosisCardsort.ppt1.51 MB
MitosisMeiosisCardSortTN.docx13.9 KB


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mitosis, meiosis card sort

I am a biology teacher and very interested in the above cards

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Thank you very much

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Card Decks for Mitosis and Meiosis Card Sort

Unfortunately, we do not have the budget to make and send card decks. Fortunately, it is relatively easy for you to make the card decks by printing one of the files provided above, photocopying, and cutting into cards (perhaps with the help of student volunteers). Please see additional instructions in the Teacher Notes file above.


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