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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. It was written as a chapter reading guide, but you may want to use it as a note-taking page for a series of lectures on genetic inheritance.
After reading Inherit the Wind with your class, provide them with this assessment to encourage thoughtful reflection and theme analysis. They study quotes provided (and their page number) and provide an analysis. Even if this isn't the kind of formal assessment you're looking for, it cold be helpful to close your unit.
Students use this interactive tutorial program to directly observe a variety of inheritance patterns. They develop mastery over the variety of genetics problems presented. This simulation is designed to promote the acquisition of skill in performing genetic crosses. Students choose the type of problem that they do from a menu and the order in which they do them.
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. Links to articles, worksheets, and extension activities are all included leaving you well-prepared to teach on this topic.