Looking Closely at a Tree: Introduction to Phenotype

This Looking Closely at a Tree: Introduction to Phenotype lesson plan also includes:

Upon dissecting a young tree branch and inspecting the cambium layer, apical buds, and other physical features, green thumbs also grasp the meanings of the genetic terms genotype and phenotype. Not only are genetics and plant physiology covered in this tremendous resource, it also adheres to the Common Core requirements for literacy in science.

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Pros

  • Exhaustive lesson guide for teachers
  • Comprehensive lab sheets for student use
  • Genetics, botany, and scientific literacy combined into one lesson
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Common Core