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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
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
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
In 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
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 13 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
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
Are your biologists ready for advanced genetics? Briefly learn about Gregor Mendel, and dive into the phylogenetic tree, linked genes, multiple genes and nonnuclear inheritance! Mr. Anderson continues his clear instruction and use of graphics and images to ensure viewer comprehension.
12 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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
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 9 Views 64 Downloads
Why Do They Do That? Learned and Inherited Behaviors
Eighth graders differentiate learned and inherited behaviors. In this biology lesson, 8th graders research three learned and inherited behaviors of an animal they chose. They discuss why they classified these behaviors as such.
8th Science 30 Views 54 Downloads
Nine pages of material on inheritance make up this handout. It begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. A chromosome modeling activity and questions follow. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing.
7th - Higher Ed Science 135 Views 325 Downloads
Become familiar with the basic concepts of inheritance. Your junior high students work through mulitple examples of crosses and calculate probabilities of trait occurance. The explain the concept that each parent contributes one half of the genetic material for each offspring.
5th - 8th Science 62 Views 416 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 instructional activity. 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
Wife inheritance and the AIDS epidemic in Africa
Complex problems require complex solutions. After reading a news article about how the tradition of wife inheritance in many African countries has contributed to the spread of AIDS, class members participate in a Paideia seminar and consider possible solutions to the problem.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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