This lesson is designed to reinforce the basics of asexual reproduction to students (one parent, offspring are clones). In this lesson students will determine the traits of a smiley face and then analyze which traits are detrimental to the species and which are advantageous.
The download includes:
- Lesson Plan (with teacher background information)
- All necessary handouts
- Answer key
- Extension Idea
- Two resources for related nonfiction articles for incorporating reading into the content area
In order to best use this lesson students should be familiar with the basics of asexual and sexual reproduction, and several vocabulary words including:
Although the terms dominant and recessive are not used it would be helpful for them to have a background in basic genetics.
In addition to the items included in the download students will also needs crayons/colored pencils.
The smiley face trait key included in this lesson plan is modeled after one that can be found on www.sciencespot.net.
This lesson plan can also be purchased as part of a bundle
of two activities for asexual reproduction.
Created by Classroom 214
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