How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics

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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, the peas all have arms, legs, and facial features. Seeing the little pea families makes an endearing introduction to heredity concepts!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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  • Accompanying Think questions can be used to assess comprehension
  • Additional reading information and links to related videos and Wikipedia pages are embedded into the Dig Deeper feature
  • A sound building block for working on Next Generation Science Standards in life science
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