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Students complete a lab based on how chance affects which genes appear in gametes as in Mendel's Law of Segregation. They review the theories, vocabulary words, and historical background of Gregor Mendel's work with pea plants. They complete lab worksheets and submit for grading.
High schoolers observe how chance affects which genes appear in gametes (Mendel's Law of Segregation). They use beans to represent the recombination of alleles during fertilization.
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.
High schoolers predict the probable mode of inheritance from a pedigree diagram showing phenotypes. They study the genetic basis for Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment. They give a Power Point slide show demonstrating the Pedigree Lab.
Genetics fledglings define genotype and phenotype and then describe Mendel's laws of heredity and segregation. This single-page activity is a brief introduction to genetics concepts. You could follow it by teaching how to use Punnett squares to solve genetics cross problems.
Easy-to-read notes about Mendel's Laws of Heredity make up this collection of slides. In bullet-point style, viewers are exposed to Mendel's pea plant experimentation and the rules he developed that govern genetics. There are no graphics or photos, but the font is in a variety of colors, making the presentation more appealing. Follow it up with some lessons on solving Punnett squares.
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.
Students study Mendelian Laws of Inheritance and differentiate between the different crosses.  In this Mendels Law instructional activity students describe DNA replication and genetic engineering. 
In this genetics worksheet, students answer 42 questions about meiosis and sexual life cycles, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, chromosomes and protein synthesis.
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 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.
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. An organized chart is provided, along with critical thinking questions and a partially drawn dragon on which learners will add the inherited traits. This is a gem of a worksheet!
Four pea plant crosses are given for learners to place into Punnett squares. Once they sort the genotypes of the parent plants, they list the possible genotypes for offspring and determine the phenotype ratios. Using Punnett squares is a fundamental genetics skill and this assignment contains concrete examples for your young biologists to work through. The format is neat and easy to read.
Excellent examples and clear diagrams in this PowerPoint will help you explain the genetics of alleles and the combinations of hybrid crosses. A high school class would appreciate having this student copy of the PowerPoint as the images are a great recap of all concepts pertaining to this topic. There are some gaps where they can fill in topic words and definitions.
"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.
Young scholars 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.
Students explore the mode of inheritance of chromosomes. Given a scenario, students use the Human Genome sheet to determine inherited chromosomes. They illustrate the difference between genotype and phenotype. Students develop a model using chromosomes.
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.
Dive down to Bikini Bottom for a fantastic lesson on heredity! High school scientists make phenotype predictions for various characters based on given dominant and recessive traits. Use the PowerPoint here to review this concept before splitting learners into small groups. They experiment with probability using a coin toss, organizing findings on a worksheet (linked). Next, they conduct a virtual lab to practice completing Punnett Squares and explore another interactive site with a quiz. Synthesize their skills with two Sponge Bob worksheets which, after completed by all groups, can be presented in a jigsaw fashion. Use the final quiz here as assessment.
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. 

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