Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

This inheritance unit is pure geneious! Middle school geneticists explore the chromosome theory of inheritance through experiments, modeling, and collaborative work. The activities assess observation skills, as well as data collection and analysis.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set up a Fast Plant experiment to demonstrate correct procedures and get learners excited about the lab
  • Extend the lesson by assigning individual research on more complicated inherited traits such as eye color
Classroom Considerations
  • Prepare all materials for labs and demonstrations well in advance of the lesson
  • Consider doing a quick KWL about inheritance prior to beginning the unit
  • Teacher's guide includes all printable materials 
  • The unit is paced well and allows for remediation time along the way
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