Inheritance Teacher Resources
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Why Do They Do That? Learned and Inherited Behaviors
Eighth graders differentiate learned and inherited behaviors. In this biology activity, 8th graders research three learned and inherited behaviors of an animal they chose. They discuss why they classified these behaviors as such.
8th Science 27 Views 53 Downloads
Is Our Health Inherited or Acquired?
Fifth graders list the traits they get from their parents and distinguish between inherited traits from acquired ones. They assess how to recognize influences that may affect body types and sizes and research on the internet heredity and environment.
5th Health 3 Views 16 Downloads
Genes and Inheritance
Students explore genes and inheritance. After listening to a story describing a rare genetic disease, students discuss inheritance and how living things pass on traits to their children. In groups students, students decipher code problems, draw each problem, and predict what would happen if the codes were changed.
8th - 11th Science 7 Views 23 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
Students 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 30 Views 98 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
Problem Solving in Genetic Disorders
A class of older and academically mature students are divided into pairs, usually one male and one female and are told that they are expecting a child. Unfortunately, their child may or may not have inherited some form of genetic disorder in this role play.
10th - 12th Science 6 Views 62 Downloads
Inheritance of Genetic Disorders
Students explore inheritance patterns of diseases. For this genetic lesson, students explain how recessive genes may cause human disorders. They identify and research five genetic disorders and present their findings to the class.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 49 Downloads
Students study the relationship between several vocabulary words and identify the connection between genes and traits. In this gene inheritance lesson students gain understanding on mutations and how it can be passed on and what the chances are of inheriting a mutation.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 33 Downloads