Supplemental Activities: Gametogenesis and Fertilization
Activity 1: Models of Gametogenesis
To broaden the students' understanding of the concepts of gametogenesis in both plants and >animals.
1. Give individual students or pairs of students materials for making models.
2. Assign one stage of gametogenesis to each student or pair of students. (Pictures from texts provide a guide for students.)
A variety of materials can be used to make models of the stages of gametogenesis. They include: construction paper, bulletin board paper, yarn, and pipe cleaners. The students will also need glue, staples, tape, and scissors.
Good models of gametogenesis can also be created from clay.
Activity 2: Frog Embryology
To provide the students with the opportunity to observe fertilization of frog eggs and their development into tadpoles.
Carolina Biological Supply kit K3-L1493W Preinjected Frog Set. The kit contains one injected female and two males.
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Supplemental Activities on Gametogenesis and Fertilization