Monster Lab: Meiosis

Scientific vocabulary and nanoscale objects make meiosis a difficult process to teach. We have developed a short game focused on teaching a critical part of Meiosis; Crossing over.

Crossing over plays an important role in genetic diversity. During the process, chromosomes exchange genetic material resulting in chromosomes with new combinations of genes. These combinations are different than those found in either parent. The game also targets the vocabulary around these processes. Words like “chromosome”, “centromere”, “cytokinesis”, and “oogenesis” are not easily remembered. We have included a small quiz stage inside the game to help the students memorize these terms while driving in the process and importance of meiosis.