Genetics, DNA, Heredity, and Punnet Square

 

Objectives:

 

        To develop a basic understanding of DNA, Genes, and Chromosomes

        To develop a basic understanding of heredity including the Punnet Square

        To increase knowledge and problem solving skills in the science area

        To increase vocabulary and reading comprehension in the science area for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

        To correctly complete the Genetic Worksheets and interactive activities

        To correctly complete the online quizzes and test found on the websites.

 

Warm-Up:

 

Although this is not necessary, read material about basic genetics concepts.  This material is found in any basic science or GED preparation book.

 

New Instruction:

 

1.      Sites are listed in content order.

2.      If a site has a worksheet attached, print worksheet then click on site.

3.      If no worksheet is available, click on site and take good notes.

4.      After completing worksheet or reading through the site, take the online quizzes or test (if available).

 Note:  All note-taking activities have no answer keys.

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Tour of the Basics:  DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity, and Traits.

 

Use the above site to complete the worksheet to the right in the Teacher created worksheet column.  Print and complete.

7-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

Click here for answer key.

DNA

 

Genes

 

Heredity/Punnet Square

Human Genome

 

Use the above site to complete the worksheet to the right in the Teacher created worksheet column.  Print and complete.

7-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

Click here for answer key.

 

No

 

Feedback and Review:

 

After completing the worksheets and/or the test (if available), have the teacher verbally quiz you over the material.

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Review the initial material (from the website), and retake the online test in a week (if available) and/or explore the following site.

 

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Cracking the Code of Life (Watch the nova online program on the human genome.)

7-12

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

 

 

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