Character Traits has been designed to support the Queensland Curriculum C2C unit of Year 10 Genetics. This PowerPoint is an introduction to characteristic traits and supports lesson 1 of Unit 1 'Genetics' The PowerPoint contains visual images of genetic traits as suggested for the first lesson of the unit of work. Also contains 2 worksheets and an answer sheet. Contains 1 'Cloze' activity that students will complete as they view the first section of the PowerPoint. Second activity has the students complete a table to identify their unique traits as the PowerPoint revises traits.
Lesson suggestion is then that the class compiles the data of how many students have each trait and create a spreadsheet and graph illustrating this data.
This PowerPoint follows the guidelines of the Queensland, Australian Curriculum for year 10 genetics unit but it is also designed to support students with disabilities and special needs including hearing impairments, auditory processing disorders and intellectual disabilities. The visual images in the PowerPoint are designed to assist with understanding of concepts. The worksheets are designed to provide students with multiple opportunities to reinforce their knowledge. Even though the PowerPoint is designed to support the year 10 genetics unit it could also be used for teaching science to any year level from year 7, year 8, year 9 through to year 10 or for students studying by distance education or home schooling.