Assignment: Mitosis and Meiosis Internet Quests

Use the two documents linked below to complete an internet hands-on activity involving mitosis and meiosis. During these activities you will demonstrate your understanding of cell division by identifying and drawing various stages of these events as well as answering questions about each.

Mitosis Internet Lesson

Download this lesson on Mitosis. Note that the last question on this document directs you to draw the four stages of mitosis. You should draw the five we studied in this course.

Meiosis Internet Lesson

Download this lesson on Meiosis. Compile your answers into a single document and submit it to complete this assessment.

You may chose to print these sheets, write your answers out and then rescan the documents to create your single submission file. Or you may chose to type your answers into a new Word document and submit that file. Do keep in mind that you must complete the drawing activities as well so in some fashion you have to get those images into your final file.

See this example for one way you may insert your images.

Basic Requirements (the assignment will not be accepted or assessed unless the follow criteria have been met):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors
  • Assignment includes appropriate references
  • Assignment includes answers to all questions (Mitosis: 25, Meiosis: 15) and required images (Mitosis: 8)


Mitosis and Meiosis Internet Quests
Outcome: Describe and explain the various stages of cell division
Criteria Ratings Pts
Identify the stages of the cell cycle, by picture and description of major milestones. More than 22 questions answered correctly and all included images are correct/accurate.
5.0 pts
20–22 mitosis questions answered correctly and 7 correct images included
4.0 pts
Less than 20 mitosis questions answered correctly and/or less than 7 correct images included
0.0 pts
5 pts
Identify the stages of meiosis by picture and by description of major milestones; describe why meiosis involves two rounds of nuclear division. More than 13 meiosis questions answered correctly.
5.0 pts
12–13 meiosis questions answered correctly
4.0 pts
Less than 12 meiosis questions answered correctly
0.0 pts
5 pts
Total points: 10