This powerpoint guides students through important genetics vocabulary, such as variability (genetic diversity), asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, DNA, Genes, and Chromosomes. It then moves on to Genetic Coding: it introduces students basics of interpreting with alleles, genotypes, phenotypes, heterozygous, homozygous, dominant and recessive. They learn interpret traits charts and apply their understandings. This practice is important leading up punnett squares. It scaffholds the basics to ensure that students are successful when they move on to using punnett squares to predict genotypes and phenotypes of offspring.
The powerpoint is very informational and exciting! It includes multiple engaging video clips, diagrams, and vocabulary It is made to build student conceptual understanding. The content standards-aligned to 7th-grade essential standards (Genetics and Cellular Reproduction Unit). The powerpoint point includes integrated Bell Ringer's, review, and exit tickets. The slides can be re-arranged for your own pacing and needs.
The Powerpoint is best used with the "Alleles Genotypes Phenotypes Guided Notes".