A Trait Accompli: An Introduction to Mendelian Genetics

Young scientists learn the laws of genetics through data collection and research. They use discussions and online resources to develop an understanding of the related vocabulary.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If time allows, extend the sample to those outside the class to increase the amount of data used
Classroom Considerations

  • Order all test strips in plenty of time before you need them
  • Test strips can be cut in 1/2 or 1/3 and still work, thus saving money on how often you need to buy more

  • Provides teacher notes throughout each part of the lesson
  • Includes information about where to buy all needed supplies
  • Follows a 5E format

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