Introduction to Genetics: Using Forensic Science!
This lesson is great to introduce kids to genes, alleles, heredity, & inheritance patterns!
Great way to keep kids INVOLVED, INTERESTED, and INTERACTING!
This is best given after the Forensic Science: Intro to DNA lesson!
This PowerPoint includes:
-Introduction to genes & chromosomes
- Where genes come from (egg, sperm, zygote)
-Inherited v acquired traits
- Intro to alleles
-Intro to Mendelian genetics (dominant v recessive traits/genes)
-Punnett squares **with practice
-Forensic Science (basics of STR analysis)
-*** Punnet square practice activity
-*** "You Solve the Crime" Activity (more practice with punnet squares, & non-Mendelian traits)
*If you would like the powerpoint presentation version of this PLEASE message me, and I will be more than happy to email it to you! I upload all of my slides as PDFs so that they do not lose formatting!