Mendelian Genetics Teacher Resources

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Students study Mendelian Law of Experiments. In this biology lesson, students identify the different traits of crossing Mendel's Pea plant. They discuss the law of segregation as it relates to crossing.
Although these slides seem full of text, the information is bulleted and clear. There is a list of vocabulary and then two slides to define examples of Mendelian inheritance and rules of probability.  The remaining five slides look at specific trends in inheritance and phenotype occurrence, with realistic examples to help your students' understanding.
Pupils investigate Mendelian Genetics by studying the history of Mendel and what it was like to be a 19th century scientist. They read a pieces of fiction during this investigation.
Students complete a series of lessons where they learn about the basics of genetics, fill out Punnett Squares correctly, and solve reality based problems. For this genetics lesson plan, students have worksheets that are provided.
Students review the basic concepts of genetics, such as Mendelian inheritance and pedigree construction and analysis. They use an activity that uses recent findings in cancer genetics to present. Students use a pedigree in a "real life" situation, much like a genetic counselor.
Biology and mathematics can be integrated through a study of Mendelian Genetics.
The purpose of this lesson is to slowly introduce the Hardy-Weinberg Law and population genetics to your students after you have completed Mendelian genetics. Using this format, you ease the students into the concept by relying on the knowledge they already have.
In this Mendelian inheritance worksheet, students will use a pedigree to complete 4 short answer questions about recessive and dominant traits. Then students will create a Punnett square. Finally, students will match 5 genetic disorders to their correct descriptions.
Students simulate an experiment similar to Mendel's using an online virtual website. In this biology instructional activity, students solve a problem on plant's genotypes and phenotypes. They predict the traits of offspring when plants are crossed.
Students predict possible phenotypic and genotypic outcomes for avariety of common plant hybrids. They review and explain the characteristics of dominant and recessive traits and explore Mendelian genetics. Students plot the possible possible outcomes of a designated set of plant hybrid offspring.
Who is Gregor Mendel? Learn about his early career, his famous pea experiment, and the laws he created. This resource is a bit dry, so choose a specific clip or create a listening guide to engage learners.
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation, the peas all have arms, legs, and facial features. Seeing the little pea families makes an endearing introduction to heredity concepts!
Students investigate the human genome. In this science lesson, students identify the different genes and chromosomes that make up the human body. They create a map of the different chromosomes.
Students solve problems like the following examples: 1. If you have 10,000 women, age 30, who have babies and one in 900 of these births will result in a Down syndrome baby, how many will have this disease? 2. 5,000 babies are born; 2,000 to women age 20, 3,000 to women age 40. How many of each group will give birth to a Down syndrome baby?
Students explore Mendel's Genetics by traveling to a virtual Genome Island. In this biology lesson, students complete a series of activities in order to earn points.  They write a letter to Gregor Mendel detailing their experience of Genome Island.
In this Mendelian genetics worksheet, students answer a variety of questions about Mendel's experiments and discoveries and they practice determining probability of outcomes in pea plants.
If you need a summary of all aspects of Mendelian genetics then this  slideshow is for you. The information included is essential for complete understanding of crosses, genotypes, phenotypes, and heredity.
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. It proficiently explains and gives examples for each phenomenon. Relevant photos or graphics support the text.
Students discover what Mendel uncovered in his famous pea experiments. They form explanations for the result of crossing a true-breeding round pea plant with a true-breeding wrinkled pea plant (the F1 generation) and for the results of allowing an F1 pea plant to self pollinate (the F2 generation).
Six genetics problems are to be solved by junior geneticists. Empty Punnett squares are provided for them to plant the parents' alleles and determine the genotype, phenotype, and frequency of offspring. All of the problems involve actual traits except one: the possession of a horn in purple-people eaters!