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Seventh graders explore the connection between genetics and heredity by examining the cellular structure. Among the numerous activities to engage students are drawing DNA molecules, vocabulary puzzle sheets, and predicting possible offspring combinations by discovering the Punnett Squares to predict ratios for inherited traits.
Each student construct a model of a cell on a large cookie, including the parts which were discussed during lecture.? Half of the class will be instructed to make plant cell models and the other half will be in charge of animal cell models.? Different colors of frosting and various types of candy will be available for the students to be creative in forming their models.
With a multitude of questions, this worksheet offers students the opportunity to review their knowledge about the cell cycle. Question types include true/false, word bank, and completing a table about the differences between interphase and mitosis. Additionally, students label diagrams with the phases of mitosis (terms are provided) and answer a short question about mitosis.