Cell division teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about mitosis and meiosis (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Why does your hair drop out if you are receiving treatment for certain caners? Why don’t elephants get cancer? Can other organisms give you cancer? Get students thinking about what happens when cell division goes wrong and help them see how cell division is relevant to their lives. This excellent video shows a fertilised human egg undergoing its first few mitotic divisions.


Cell division for growth and repairMitosis and general cell division

Key Stage 3 worksheet to identify when cell division occurs. Students are given a series of pictures. They identify whether cell division has taken place. This is a great starting point to introduce mitosis.


A Level activity on the stages of meiosis. This resource can be used to help students recognise the different meiotic stages. Students are shown pictures of cells undergoing meiosis. They must identify each meiotic stage and put the images in the correct order. (PDF)

Videos of cell division

A fantastic collection of videos and images of cells provided by The Cell. These videos are freely available and can be used to show students the dynamic nature of cells division.

  1. Cell structure 
  2. Cell division 
  3. Movement across membranes