Chromosomes, Genes & Basic Genetics Foldable Notes
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- Looking for ways to make genetics more accessible for your students? This genetics fill-in-the-blank foldable notes page, vocabulary activity, and game will not only help your students understand the basic terms, but will allow them to practice and reinforce conceptual understanding of chromosomes aPrice $8.00Original Price $9.50Save $1.50
Want a student-friendly way to introduce chromosomes and genetics? This foldable contains rich visuals and fill-in-the-blank notes to help students understand concepts and key terms, such as genes, chromosomes, traits, genotype, phenotype, karyotypes, etc. Students distinguish between DNA, chromosomes, and genes and learn how our traits are controlled by pairs of genes on our chromosomes. In the more advanced version, students may dive deeper to recognize that genes carry instructions for making proteins, and it is these proteins that govern the traits/phenotype of individuals. This foldable is designed to give students the foundational knowledge to further explore basic Mendelian (single-locus) inheritance patterns.
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-2 different levels of Chromosomes, Genes, & Basic Genetics foldable
-Fill-in-the-blank notes with key
-Guided PowerPoint for fill-in-the-blank notes
Core Disciplinary Ideas
• LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
o Genes are located in the chromosomes of cells, with each chromosome pair containing two variants of each of many distinct genes. Each distinct gene chiefly controls the production of specific proteins, which in turn affects the traits of the individual. Changes (mutations) to genes can result in changes to proteins, which can affect the structures and functions of the organism and thereby change traits.
o Variations of inherited traits between parent and offspring arise from genetic differences that result from the subset of chromosomes (and therefore genes) inherited.
• LS3.B: Variation of Traits
o In sexually reproducing organisms, each parent contributes half of the genes acquired (at random) by the offspring. Individuals have two of each chromosome and hence two alleles of each gene, one acquired from each parent. These versions may be identical or may differ from each other.
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and effect, structure and function
Scientific and Engineering Practices: Developing and using models and constructing explanations (for science)
Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
7.14A – TSIET define heredity as the passage of genetic instructions from one generation to the next generation.
7.14C – TSIET recognize that inherited traits of individuals are governed in the genetic material found in the genes within chromosomes in the nucleus. (Supporting Standard)
Biology 6A – TSIET identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;
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