These lessons are compatible with the High School Next Generation Science Standards* HS-LS1-1, HS-LS3-1, and HS-LS3-2(2,3). The standards ask that the students, “[c]onstruct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells, “[a]sk questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits from parents to offspring,” and “[m]ake and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may results from: (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.”
Because the lessons include a lab report, it is also compatible with the following Common Core English Language Arts-Literacy Standards.
Writing, History, Science, and Technical Subjects.9-10.2(A-F)
Cover the complicated topic of DNA and RNA with these exciting activities and labs! Intrigue your student with these interesting and eye-opening genetics lessons!
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Here is what’s included in the lessons:
-Clickable table of contents
-Teacher materials list and notes
-6 pages of vocabulary cards related to the topic of DNA and RNA
-16 pages of vocabulary cards related to the topic of genetics
-A Student Objectives Sheet listing all the DNA and RNA objectives expected to be met by each student
-8 pages of notes discussion questions which cover the topic of DNA and RNA; these questions can easily be answered while students cooperatively work in groups using the INCLUDED Power Point Presentation
-3 pages of notes discussion questions which cover the topic of Mendelian genetics; these questions can easily be answered while students cooperatively work in groups using the INCLUDED Power Point Presentation
-4 pages of notes discussion questions which cover the topic of Human Genetics INCLUDING accompanying Power Point Presentation
-8 pages of activities, including
1) Chromosome labeling
2) The genetic code
3) Genetic mutations
-4 Genetics activities, including
1) Human Genotypes and Phenotypes-An Introduction to Genetics, INCLUDING accompanying Power Point Presentation
2) Punnett Square Crosses-An Extensive Examination of All Things Punnett Squares
3) Sex-Linked Genetic Disorders and Punnett Squares-Exploring Hemophilia
4) Genetic Disorders Video Clips-An Outline of Real Life Stories of People’s Struggles with Genetic Disorders
-2 page Project with Rubric, including
1) Paper model of DNA
-3 Genetics Projects with Rubrics, including
1) Oh Baby! A Cross of Genetic Traits Between You and a Celebrity!
2) Gender Research-A Cutting Edge Look at the Gender Spectrum, INCLUDING accompanying research article
3) Blood Typing-You Are the Doctor
-7 pages of Genetics Labs with rubric, including
1) Extract DNA from a pea
2) Use DNA profiling to solve a crime-2 Labs with Reports and Rubrics, including
1) Probability and M&Ms-A Closer Look at Genetics and Probability
2) Polygenic Traits on a Dime-Flip a Bunch of Coins to Simulate Polygenic Transmission of Traits
-5 page assessment covering the lesson objectives and Next Generation Science Standards*
-A Mid-Chapter Genetics Assessment and End of Chapter Genetics Assessment, both covering the lesson objectives and Next Generation Science Standards*
-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, NGSS*, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, and Modifications.
This lesson can be used in any High School Life Science or Biology course.
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”
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