There are two nuclear divisions in Meiosis, Meiosis I and Meiosis II. The phases within Meiosis I are Prophase I, Prometaphase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, and Telophase I. The phases within Meiosis II are called Prophase II, Prometaphase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II, and Telophase II. In Prophase I, the genetic reassortment occurs. In Metaphase I, the miotic spindles form around the cell and the daughter chromatids form evenly in the middle of the cell. In Anaphase I, the homologous pairs are separated on microtubules. In Telophase I and Cytokinesis, the cell pinches and divides, forming a pair of diploid cells. In Prophase II, the mitotic spindle forms and the nuclear envelope breaks down. In Metaphase II, the chromosomes move towards the center and form a line. In Anaphase II, the sister chromatids separate and move towards opposite poles. In Telophase II, the two cells formed in Meiosis I divide to form four separate haploid cells.
Mana and I used PowerPoint to create our images and make them move. PowerPoint gave the movement fluidity, so the animation wasn’t choppy. Creating the animation helped me learn the process of Meiosis, because it allowed me to work specifically with each individual cell part that contributed to Meiosis.