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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise. Thoroughly written, this lesson plan exposes learners to real-life situations and stimulates poignant conversation.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 64 Downloads
Dragon Genetics ~ Understanding Inheritance
Juvenile geneticists will jive with this imaginative investigation of inheritance in dragons. Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by the baby dragon.
7th - 12th Science 55 Views 126 Downloads
7.013 Spring 2005 Problem Set 2 - Genetics
Three pedigrees are presented for junior geneticists to interpret. Then, a double strand of DNA is printed for them to analyze. Hypothetical animal crosses are described, from which learners determine the genotypes and phenotypes of the offspring.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 42 Downloads
Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance
For this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics worksheet. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of Segregation, pleiotropy, epistasis, and the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 38 Downloads
AP: Chapter 15: The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
AP biology course-takers peer into the workings of inheritance with this worksheet. They examine the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance, Morgan's fruit fly experimentation, and sex-linked genetic traits. Vocabulary definitions and critical-thinking questions are included in this four-page comprehensive assignment.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Autosomal Pedigrees Worksheet
Three autosomal pedigrees are printed on this assignment. Biology scholars read them and determine the phenotypes for several individuals and find which ones inherit different genetic disorders. This fundamental skill can be reinforced by assigning this as homework or as part of an in-class cooperative exercise.
7th - 10th Science 42 Views 119 Downloads
Nasonia Genetics-A Jewel of a Wasp
Students investigate the inheritance pattern of eye color in Nasonia wasps. In this genetics and inheritance lesson plan, students read about the life cycle of Nasonia wasps and hypothesize about the possibilities of eye color inherited in these wasps.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this worksheet. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart is provided for them to keep track of results.
7th - 12th Science 20 Views 104 Downloads
Beyond Mendel - Into the Genetic Frontier
It's not that simple! Mendelian genetics lays the foundation for our understanding of inheritance, but many traits are not controlled by only one gene. Introduce your genetics neophytes to the concepts of polygenic interactions, pleiotropy, and epistasis with this collection of slides.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Where'd You Get Those Genes?
Geneticists manipulate Punnett squares to determine the patterns of dominant and recessive gene influence on first and second generations of humans and plants. The technology-based lesson plan employs a variety of media for exploring heredity and is ideal for the middle school life science classroom.
7th - 10th Science 26 Views 130 Downloads
Basic Ideas of Inheritance
Students enter personal information into a database. The information is used to reinforce the ideas of inheritance that is found in 1st Grade Science. Access to technology is essential for this lesson. Adding the use of a mirror for students to look at themselves in helps to solidify the concept of genetics.
K Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Worksheet - Genetics and Human Inheritance
Biology learners investigate genetics concepts by answering thirteen questions on this worksheet. Topics include Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares, pedigree charts and genetic disorders. Use it as a chapter reading guide or a review quiz for your aspiring biologists.
7th - 12th Science 42 Views 344 Downloads
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked" begins after the narrator discusses the basic elements of each.
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 73 Downloads
Incomplete Dominant and Codominant Traits Worksheet
A two-page worksheet provides seven Punnett squares for practice in determining genotypes and phenotypes. Each is an example of incomplete dominance or codominance. After your bright biologists have mastered Punnett squares, this will take them to the next step.
7th - 10th Science 107 Views 482 Downloads
Young scholars are introduced to the basic principles of heredity. Through discussion and discrimination activities, they review the role of chromosomes and distinguish between those traits that can and cannot be inherited. Students use Punnett squares to predict the possible combinations of inherited traits that can result from single trait crosses.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 100 Downloads
Genetics of Parenthood
Students participate in an activity where they flip coins to determine which allele they pass on to the F1 generation and draw the resulting child's face. They identify several inheritance patterns including dominant, recessive, incomplete dominance, polygenic, sex-linked, and epitasis.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Fifth graders define dominant and recessive genes and that they have DNA from their mother and father. In this inherited traits lesson, 5th graders complete a punnet square based on their parents traits. Students decorate their Punnet squares and title them "What makes Me me?
5th Science 15 Views 65 Downloads
Beyond Mendel: Incomplete Dominance and Codominance
What happens when two cats collide? It depends on whether they exhibit codominance or incomplete dominance! Genetics learners are briefly introduced to the these two concepts and are given a scenario to solve. This handout can be used in your biology lesson as you are introducing dominance that differs from Mendel's original observations.
9th - 12th Science 45 Views 102 Downloads
Artificially Selecting Dogs
Selective breeding has resulted in some novel and beautiful or useful dogs over the years. Using the American Foxhound as an example, genetics learners find out how and why they came about. Then, in small groups, they select breeds to cross in order to produce a new breed with a combination of desirable traits.
6th - 12th Science 16 Views 10 Downloads
New Review A Recipe for Traits
A thorough activity on hereditary traits is sure to inspire and intrigue your biology learners. Kids use coded strips to determine what hereditary traits their fictional dogs can inherit by deciphering the characteristics, and drawing the completed dog.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 6 Downloads