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.
Students simulate an experiment similar to Mendel's using an online virtual website. In this biology lesson, students solve a problem on plant's genotypes and phenotypes. They predict the traits of offspring when plants are crossed.
Introduce your biologists to Gregor Mendel, the man responsible for Mendelian genetics. The resource explains the experiment that made him famous and sparked interest in genetics everywhere. Also take a closer look at Huntington's disease and how it is passed through generations.
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!
What a fun way to explore Mendelian Genetics! Using a computer connected to the Internet, beginning biologists construct and use Punnett squares of monohybrid crosses to explain how genetic traits are passed to offspring. Other websites used in the lesson include a summary, a tutorial, and the interactive opportunity. Get your biology class into the computer lab for a different way of working on Punnett Squares!
Ms. Strohfeldt did not omit anything when she designed this comprehensive lesson plan on DNA mutation and sex-linked traits. Begin with a pretest as an anticipatory set. Read a case history of the Clark family and the occurrence of hemophilia in the family. Biologists perform a simulation of a gel electrophoresis for each member of the family and explore DNA sequences. You will find detailed teacher's notes, worksheets with answer keys, and resource links to help you teach this lesson.
"Mendel's Pea Plants" begins with reading and comprehension questions about Gregor Mendel's experimentation with pea plants. Step-by-step instruction is given on how to determine possible genotypes and phenotypes of offspring using Punnett squares. Finally, problems are provided for further practice. A nice idea might be to use this resource in a flipped classroom approach: send it home for learners to try their hand, and then fill in the blanks and explain further when they come to class.
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 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.
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 survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic disorders. Not innovative, but very practical, this worksheet is a good review of genetics concepts.
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.
Students explore Mendel's Genetics by traveling to a virtual Genome Island. In this biology lesson plan, students complete a series of activities in order to earn points. They write a letter to Gregor Mendel detailing their experience of Genome Island.
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.
Biology and mathematics can be integrated through a study of Mendelian Genetics.
Learners study genetic traits using popsicle sticks as chromosomes. In this biology lesson, students explain how traits are inherited from parents. They differentiate dominant and recessive genes.
The purpose of this lesson plan is to slowly introduce the Hardy-Weinberg Law and population genetics to your high schoolers 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 genetics learning exercise, students complete a crossword puzzle by determining the terms associated with the 24 clues given. Students review terms such as phenotype, genotype, alleles, and Mendel.
In this Mendelian inheritance worksheet, learners will use a pedigree to complete 4 short answer questions about recessive and dominant traits. Then students will create a Punnett square. Finally, learners will match 5 genetic disorders to their correct descriptions.