An informative video begins with 14 vocabulary words related to genetics, allowing scholars to think about their definitions before the instructor reviews a few tricky definitions. Individuals then learn about Gregor Mendel's research, explore a monohybrid cross through a Punnett square for the first time, and work through some genetic questions related to vocabulary.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As vocabulary words flash on the screen, pause video and ask classmates for definitions; allow time for them to take notes and discuss
  • Pause video after sample problem questions so learners can answer them
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource requires a computer, Internet access, and a projection system
  • Show this video before any others in the series of 31, as it sets the foundation for rest of the videos that also discuss Mendelian genetics
  • Video 12 in a series of 31

  • Review of vocabulary in the beginning is a great way to start teaching the material
  • You will find a number of sample problems beginning at 6:00 until the end of the video

  • None
Common Core