Giant Genetics Packet: 27 Practice problems and Other Questions
This packet covers lots of topics in genetics, including following concepts:
1. First, students look at a pair of homologous chromosomes, and answer questions about the parents and offspring
2. Then students make predictions about genetic crosses in dominant/recessive, codominant, Blood typing, incomplete dominant, sex-linked traits, and dihybrid crosses using Punnett Squares
3. Finally, students can work through extra problems and scenarios using the "Going Further" section.
Time Frame: Assuming that the teacher is giving instruction on genetics in between working on this, this activity, this packet can take 3- 5 days to complete.
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A. NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS HEREIN
DCI’s: LS3.A: Inheritance
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns, Scale, Proportion, and Quantity,
Scientific and Engineering Practices:
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Developing and Using Models
Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking
B. SUGGESTED USES
Prior Knowledge: Students should have a basic understanding of the process of fertilization. The concepts of independent assortment, and the law of segregation is helpful. Students should know (or be taught during) genetics vocabulary: homozygous, heterozygous, allele, gamete, etc.
Materials and Setup: All students will need is this packet, and no preparation is required. The answers are included.
This packet gives you a lot of options. If you don't cover sex-linked traits in your class, Skip them! If you don't want you students to do the Going Further part; just don't print it. (Sometime I use the Going Further part to differentiate instruction. Those who finish the other parts sooner can work on that section).
Implementing the Lesson:
Unlike my other products, this isn't really a step-by step lesson. This packet helps to supplement your notes and discussion of genetics, by providing practice problems.
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