In this second lesson, students dig deeper into inherited traits to define a gene, the placement of a gene on DNA/a chromosome, and the relationship between a gene and an allele. Teaching time-- 60-90 minutes.
Included: web links, worksheets, graphic organizers, answer keys, guided notes
Key words: gene, allele, genetics, inherited trait, acquired trait, phenotype, chromosome, DNA
There are additional activities for a second day which may also be exchanged with the first, used in centers, used to help students study, or used as enrichment for advanced students.