Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future

This Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future unit also includes:

What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven lessons addressing varying learning methods.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge students to find examples of genetic misconceptions
Classroom Considerations

  • Reserve time at the computer lab as it is necessary to have Internet access
  • Includes prompts for pupils who are excelling and need more of a challenge throughout the resource
Pros

  • Research project allows students to apply their knowledge to a real-life situation
  • Includes pre-, post-, and during the unit assessments
Cons

  • Does not provide an answer key
Common Core