Mendelian Genetics

Young scientists explore Gregor Mendel's work on pea plants, his laws of segregation and independent assortment. They work through genetic problems and then finish by looking at Huntington's disease and genetic testing. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this video to after introducing genetics, as it contains basic beginning information and vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Classroom should have a computer, access to the Internet, and a way to project the video
  • Show this video before showing others in the series as the video introduces scholars to a cross, genotypes, phenotypes, and Punnet squares 
  • Video 20 in a series of 31
Pros

  • The video includes links to a concept map, a slideshow that follows the video, and a review worksheet
  • Video contains six problems for individuals to work through and explains the answers
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS