Included in this download is a 4 page guided reading passage over the different aspects of genetics including dominant and recessive traits, phenotype and genotype, and homozygous traits and heterozygous traits. It also introduces where DNA is in the cell and how it forms chromosomes to fit inside of the nucleus. At the end of the passage is a two page set of questions about the reading and practice of how to identify the different traits they read about.
To use, print out the handouts and you can either have students read the passage independently, in pairs, or in larger groups. Questions are given off to the side so that students are sticking to the main ideas of the paragraphs.
At the end of passage is where we get into the nitty gritty of the parts of cells where students really have to study and read the passage to understand the vocabulary and to answer the questions. There is practice on identifying homozygous and heterozygous, phenotype and genotype, and analysis of a Punnet Square.
This is primarily used to supplement in class notes, but could be used for a sub plan or additional work for students not in class.
Be sure to check out my other cell and organization products such as:
Genetics- Transparent Tiles- A Dominant and Recessive Trait Activity
Genetics Word Wall with Vocab Worksheet
Genetics 20 Day Quick Write Set
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