DNA, Cell division & Reproduction

Big Idea
Cells are derived from cells.
  • Format

  • Recommended for 

    Grade 9
  • Starting Date

    Upon sign up
  • Access for

    36 weeks

The course delves into the fundamental principles of DNA, exploring its structure, function, and role in heredity. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of DNA, genes, chromatin, and chromosomes, unraveling the intricate mechanisms of genetic information transmission.

The course explores the composition of DNA, focusing on nucleotides and the concept of complimentary base pairs. Students will also investigate mutations, distinguishing between harmful and beneficial genetic changes and understanding their impact on organisms and populations.Furthermore, the course delves into the cell cycle, examining the phases of interphase and mitosis. Students will gain insight into the stages of mitosis and its significance in cellular reproduction.

The course also explores asexual reproduction, including binary fission, fragmentation, budding, and vegetative propagation, comparing natural and artificial methods of asexual reproduction.Moreover, students will explore the concept of cloning, examining different types of cloning and their applications. The course further investigates meiosis, distinguishing between haploid and diploid cells and delving into the stages of meiosis. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of sexual reproduction, including fertilization and the formation of a zygote.

Additionally, the course addresses genetic disorders, exploring the causes, symptoms, and impacts of various genetic conditions. Students will also gain insight into fetal development and the factors influencing prenatal growth and differentiation. The course further investigates human intervention in sexual reproduction, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination, examining the ethical considerations and technological advancements associated with these interventions.

By the end of this course, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of DNA, genetics, and reproductive processes. They will gain knowledge about the structure and function of DNA, the mechanisms of cellular reproduction, the significance of sexual and asexual reproduction, and the implications of genetic disorders. With this knowledge, students will have a deeper appreciation for the complexity of life's genetic mechanisms and the potential impact of human intervention in reproduction.

What's included?

  • 10 Lessons
  • Goal Setting Exercise
  • 9 Sets of Slides with notes & activities
  • 9 Exit Tickets - Formative Assessments
  • 60+ Learning Resources
  • 1 Quiz - Summative Assessment 
  • 1 Self- Assessment
  • 1 Certificate


    • DNA: structure and function 
    • DNA, gene, chromatin, chromosome
    • Nucleotides
    • Complimentary base pairs
    • Mutations: harmful and beneficial 
    • Cell cycle: interphase and Mitosis
    • Stages of mitosis
    • Asexual reproduction: binary fission, fragmentation, budding, vegetative propagation
    • Natural v/s artificial asexual reproduction 
    • Cloning: types of cloning 
    • Meiosis: haploid and diploid cells
    • Stages of meiosis
    • Sexual reproduction: fertilization and formation of a zygote
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Fetal development 
    • Human intervention in sexual reproduction: IVF and artificial insemination

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