-- Included in 3.A - Inheritance Package --
This 50-slide teaching PowerPoint presentation covers 3.A.3 (Mendelian Patterns) in the AP Biology (2015) curriculum. Each slide includes the 'Essential Knowledge' being covered as well as key terms that students should make note of (editable).
This unit has been divided into two sections:
1 - Mendelian Inheritance
2 - Disorders & Ethics
The presentations themselves contains minimal information as they are intended to be used with teacher guidance. There are 'Video' slides throughout which link to relevant and informative YouTube content. The slides are formatted to be visually pleasing and to also print well for handouts or revision. Please see the preview file (first 8 slides) for an idea of the aesthetic and level of detail in the presentation. The relevant 'Essential Knowledge' can be found below.
I have had success using these presentations to review topics after students have been exposed to the material at home. I typically have the class read relevant material (book, site, etc.) and then watch the videos the day before introducing a topic. During the class period, I use the slides to structure the discussion around the AP Bio Essential Knowledge objectives. The remaining class time is spent reinforcing the knowledge or working on activities geared toward the 'Learning Objectives'.
**These presentations are based on the AP Biology Course Guide and does not follow any textbook
As always, please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements. These are always a work in progress!
Dokimi AP Biology PPTs:
AP Biology PPT Bundle (Big Ideas 1-4)
Big Idea 1 - Evolution (BUNDLE)
• 1.A - Evolution (all)n
1.A.1 - Natural Selection
1.A.2/3 - Phenotypic Variation & Genetic Drift
1.A.4 - Evidence for Evolution
• 1.B - Phylogeny
• 1.C - Speciation
• 1.D - Origin of Life
Big Idea 2 - Matter (BUNDLE)
• 2.A - Energy & Matter (all)
• 2.B - Cell Membrane
• 2.C - Feedback & Response
• 2.D - Environmental Effects
• 2.E - Regulation & Coordination
Big Idea 3 - Information (BUNDLE)
• 3.A - Inheritance (all)
3.A.1 - DNA & RNA
3.A.2 - Cell Division
3.A.3 - Mendelian Patterns
3.A.4 - Non-Mendelian Patterns (free)
• 3.B - Gene Regulation
• 3.C - Genetic Variation
• 3.D - Cell Communication
• 3.E - Communication
Big Idea 4 - Interactions & Complexity (BUNDLE)
• 4.A - Interactions (all)
4.A.1 - Biomolecules
4.A.2/3/4 - Differentiation, Organelles & Organ System Interactions
4.A.5/6 - Community & Ecosystem Interactions
• 4.B - Competition & Cooperation
• 4.C - Diversity
The Essential Knowledge covered includes:
3.A.3 - Mendelian Patterns
The chromosomal basis of inheritance provides an understanding of the pattern of passage (transmission) of genes from parent to offspring.
a. Rules of probability can be applied to analyze passage of single gene traits from parent to offspring.
b. Segregation and independent assortment of chromosomes result in genetic variation.
- 1. Segregation and independent assortment can be applied to genes that are on different chromosomes.
- 2. Genes that are adjacent and close to each other on the same chromosome tend to move as a unit; the
probability that they will segregate as a unit is a function of the distance between them.
- 3. The pattern of inheritance (monohybrid, dihybrid, sex-linked, and genes linked on the same homologous
chromosome) can often be predicted from data that gives the parent genotype/phenotype and/or
the offspring phenotypes/genotypes.
c. Certain human genetic disorders can be attributed to the inheritance of single gene traits or specific chromosomal changes, such as nondisjunction.
- Sickle cell anemia
- Huntington’s disease
- X-linked color blindness
- Trisomy 21/Down syndrome
d. Many ethical, social and medical issues surround human genetic disorders.
- Reproduction issues
- Civic issues such as ownership of genetic information, privacy, historical contexts, etc.