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In this worksheet, students will answer 4 fill in the blank statements about Mendelian inheritance and meiosis. Then students will use Punnett squares to answer three short answer questions. Students will match 8 genetics vocabulary words to their definitions. Finally, students will fill in 3 short answer questions on gene therapy and cloning.
Tap into writing skills in your science class with this creative writing activity! Get your class to learn the words mitochondria, cytoplasm, chloroplast, chlorophyll, nucleolus, nucleus, tissues, organs, vacuole, and chromosome by writing a brief collaborative story in 25 minutes. This will be a challenge for learners, but could prove to be very engaging!
Parts of the cell as well as genetic material begin this presentation. As the slides continue, there are explanations of the main terms used in genetics. The structure of genetic material, chromosomes, and replication are summarized. Next, there are slides explaining dominance, traits, mutation, breeds and crosses. There is a lot of information given with a good level of detail, making this PowerPoint a great addition to a series of classes or as review.
Students explore human behavior by participating in a class science game. In this human characteristics lesson, students identify different human traits that are passed down by each generation and the purpose each of them have. Students utilize the Internet to research the human body further and complete a vocabulary bingo game.
Learners explore heredity. In this science lesson plan, students examine what heredity is, distinguish the difference between the dominant and recessive genes, explain the difference between phenotype and genotype, and predict the results of a monohybrid genetic cross using the Punnett Square.
What do Ninja Turtles and Spiderman have in common? Hollywood has displayed them as the results of mutation. Biology whizzes take a look at real mutations in fruit flies, and then learn the difference between gene mutation and chromosomal mutation. They survey different meiosis errors resulting in nondisjunction, deletion, inversion, duplication, or translation of chromosomes. They view male and female human karyotypes. This comprehensive presentation will leave your learners looking for more!
Young scholars practice looking at their genetics to inquire about their past. In groups, they determine their recessive and dominant genes and plot their height on a graph. They compare and contrast the processes of meiosis and mitosis. Individually, they research one genetic disease and share the information with the class to end the lesson.