Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 4189

Cell division by mitosis

Cell division by mitosis

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Cell division by mitosis
  • Duration: 01:27
  • Time lapse pictures of a cell undergoing mitosis. During mitosis, the chromosomes shorten and thicken to move around. Each chromosome is made up of two chromatids that line up along the equator of the cell before pulling apart. The cytoplasm then divides to form two identical cells.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Genetics

  • Keywords: mitosis, cell division, chromatids, chromosomes, biology, bitesize
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip could be used as a clear demonstration of the mitosis process forming part of a lesson on cells and their multiplication. It could contribute to lessons on chromosomes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.