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:

 

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

DNA

Read through the material then click onto “more about DNA” and watch the presentation.  Do the same for the following topics.

Genes

 

Chromosomes

 

Heredity

 

DNA Markers

 

After completing the webpage activities print and complete the worksheet

7-12

Yes

Yes

Use this site to complete the following worksheet

 

Click here for worksheet.

DNA

Read through the material then click onto “DNA learning activity”.  Complete the desired activities.  Do the same for the following topics.

Genes

 

Chromosomes

 

Heredity

 

DNA Markers

 

 

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.

 

No

Still don’t understand how DNA is packaged? Go to the following site and click onto “Journey into DNA”.

 

7-12

Yes

Yes

No

For a more detail analysis of Photo 51, go to the following site and click onto “Anatomy of Photo 51”.

 

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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