SCB 115 Lab 6 Mitosis and Meiosis

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Exercise 10 Content

Learning Objectives

After completing this lab, the students will be able to:

  • identify the different phases of the cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis.
  • Identify and describe the phases of mitosis.
  • Describe the cellular events that take place during meiosis and the differences between meiosis I and meiosis II.
  • Identify the differences between mitosis and meiosis.

Lab Readings

Read the following materials before you begin the experiment.

A. Somatic Cell Division: Mitosis and Cytokinesis 

The Cell cycle. (slide no.3)




Watch the following videos before you start the lab activity.

  1. View the Mitosis video below or on YouTube channel.
  1. View the Meiosis-Made super easy-Animation video below or on YouTube.

Lab Activities

  1. Identify parts of the cell and phases of Mitosis from the Mitosis magnetic board below. ( see Meiosis magnetic board images for reference)
Mitosis magnetic board.

2. Identify phase of Meiosis on Meiosis magnetic board below.


3. Study the Blue board meiosis below.


4. Study the Black board meiosis below.


5. View these Whitefish blastula and Allium root tip slides below:


  1. Cell cycle and Mitosis quiz. Press Problem 1 to start the quiz. 
  2. Meiosis quiz. Press Problem 1 button to start the quiz.