Eighth graders compare and contrast genotypes and phenotypes. They work together to create a PowerPoint presentation for different physical characteristics. They discover that offspring usually receive the dominant genes.
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How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
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,...
3 mins 7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?
These aren't the type of jeans you can buy at a local store! Help your class understand what determines if you're a girl or a boy. Show this cartoon representation of how a male and a female's chromosomes shuffle, divide, and recombine...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science
Genetics 101 Part 4: What is phenotype?
Why are you the way you are? Your phenotypes result from the interaction between your genes and the environment. So where do personality traits come from? These are less understood, but this video gives you an idea of how you became you!...
2 mins 7th - 12th Science