Interphase: Interphase is the first step of mitosis. The parent cell starts outwith 46 chromosomes. It is where the cell grows to its mature size, makes a copy of its DNA, and prepares to divide into two new cells.
Prophase: Prophase is the second step of mitosis. It is where the chromatin in the nucleus condenses to form chromosomes, structures called spindle fibers form a bridge between the ends of the cell, and the nuclear membrane breaks down.
Metaphase: Metaphase is the third step of mitosis. It is where the chromosomes line up across the center of the cell and each chromosome attaches to a spindle fiber at its centromere.
Anaphase: Anaphase is the fourth step of mitosis. It is where the centromeres split, the two chromatids separate, one chromatid moves along the spindle fiber to one end of the cell while the other moves to the opposite end, and the cell becomes stretched out.
Cytokinesis: Cytokinesis is the sixth and final step of mitosis. It is when the cell membrane pinches in around the middle of the cell and the parent cell finally makes the two daughter cells.