HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits


  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet Recently Updated
    Punnett Square Worksheet – Pea Plant Genetics
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    Worksheet
    Students will learn about the genotypes, phenotypes, and probabilities by completing this Punnett square worksheet for the different characteristics of pea plants.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet Recently Updated
    Punnett Square Worksheet - Fruit Fly Genetics
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    In this Punnet square worksheet, students will learn about the genotypes, phenotypes, and probabilities of genetics for different characteristics of fruit flies.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet Recently Updated
    Dihybrid Cross Worksheet
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    In this dihybrid cross worksheet, students will practice performing two trait crosses. Students will cross different parental genotypes and determine the offspring phenotype, and probabilities of having each trait. The last question asks students to make the connection between multiple traits and Mendel’s law of independent assortment.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Test / Quiz Recently Updated
    Meiosis Quiz Question Bank
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    The meiosis quiz question bank includes meiosis, crossing over of homologous chromosomes, fertilization, genetic variation, and diploid and haploid chromosome numbers. You can use the question bank to build assessments, and active membership is required to view questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet
    Genetics with SpongeBob - Dihybrid Crosses
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    Worksheet
    Students complete dihybird crosses about SpongeBob. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Andrea Stonebraker
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Blood Type Genetics Lab
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    Lab
    In this blood typing lab, students pretend to investigate blood samples (actually simple chemicals) and use their analysis of the experiment to solve a crime and determine if two babies were switched in the hospital.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Independent Assortment and Gene Linkage Lab - Dragon Genetics
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    Lab
    Students learn the principles of independent assortment and gene linkage in activities that analyze the inheritance of multiple genes on the same or different chromosomes in hypothetical dragons. The concepts of independent assortment of chromosomes during meiosis and random fertilization are modeled with linked genes.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet
    Genetics with SpongeBob - Incomplete Dominance
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    Worksheet
    This worksheet provides several practice problems related to incomplete dominance with Poofkins (a special kind of flower) and Goobers (a special breed of jellyfish!) An answer key is provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Test / Quiz
    SpongeBob Genetics Quiz
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    Test
    This SpongeBob genetics quiz includes heterozygous, homozygous, dominant, recessive, phenotype, genotype, and Punnett squares. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet
    Punnett Square Genetics with SpongeBob #2
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    Worksheet
    A second helping of Bikini Bottom fun exploring the genetics of SpongeBob and his pals! An answer key is provided. SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet
    Punnett Square Genetics with SpongeBob #1
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    Worksheet
    What happens when SpongeBob SquarePants marries SpongeSusie RoundPants? Explore the genetics of Sponge Bob and his pals with this fun worksheet! An answer key is provided! SpongeBob SquarePants and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Monstrous Mutations
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    Lab
    Each student will simulate an animal that can only digest peanuts as its food source. Unfortunately, random mutations have produced some unusual characteristics in recent offspring. Each group will find out what mutation they represent by selecting a letter from the paper bag the teacher has provided.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-1 (Mutations)
     
    Published by Pamela S. Moy
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Transcription and Translation Lab - From Gene to Protein
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    Lab
    In this transcription and translation lab, students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how a mutation in the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin can result in sickle cell anemia. Students use paper models to transcribe and translate the DNA into a protein.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-1 (Mutations)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Genetics Lab - Introduction
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    Lab
    In this genetics lab, students are introduced to genetics vocabulary, including meiosis, fertilization, Punnett squares, and pedigree analysis. Students flip coins to mimic the probability of genetics and use the coin flip results to answer inheritance questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Chromosome Modeling Lab - Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization
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    Lab
    In this chromosome modeling lab, students create pairs of socks models of chromosomes to model the processes of mitosis, meiosis, and fertilization. Students also build a foundation about meiosis and fertilization and how it relates to genetics and genetic disorders.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet Recently Updated
    Punnett Square Worksheet - Human Genetic Disorders
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    In this Punnett square worksheet, students will learn about human genetic disorders for autosomal, sex-linked, pleiotropy, and incomplete dominant traits. Students will cross different parental genotypes and determine the offspring genotype, phenotype, and probabilities of having the genetic disorder and being a carrier of the genetic disorder.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lab Experiment
    Mendelian Genetics Lab - Dragon Genetics
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    Lab
    In this genetics lab, students use Popsicle sticks to represent a pair of homologous chromosomes with multiple genetic traits. Teams of students use their sets of Popsicle sticks to model fertilization and then identify the genetic makeup and phenotypic traits, resulting in a fictitious baby dragon.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Worksheet
    Diploid vs Haploid Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    In this meiosis chromosome worksheet, students answer questions about the number of chromosomes generated by either mitosis or meiosis. Haploid and diploid chromosome numbers help students understand the reproduction type used in each process.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Multimedia
    Understanding Cancer
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    Multimedia
    This is a great information webpage about what is cancer, the kinds of cancer, screening methods, causes, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and so much more. The teacher notes is about myths and misconceptions around commonly asked questions about cancer.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS3-2
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by National Cancer Institute

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