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Patterns of Heredity
In this heredity worksheet, students will complete a graphic organizer with information relating to heredity, incomplete dominance, selective breeding, and hybrids.
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
Is It Heredity or the Environment?
Himalayan rabbits are black when raised at low temperatures and white when raised at high temperatures. Young biologists participate in an experiment using seeds to demonstrate the ways the environment can influence an inherited...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
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,...
3 mins 7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Looking Closely at a Tree: Introduction to Phenotype
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed