Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Project
    Cell Cycle Flipbook
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Project
    Students learn about the cell division by creating a paper flipbook animation including interphase, mitosis and cytokinesis. This project can easily be converted into a meiosis flip book.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Double Helix Activity
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Activity
    Students learn about DNA nucleotides, base paring, and super coiling by building a classroom size double helix.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS1-1
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Stem Cell Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Experiment
    Students will practice designing their own experiment. Students will experience pluripotent stem cells by watching a stem grow roots. Students should also recognize that plants grow by cell division.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1e, 9.10.2f, 9.10.7
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Assessment
    Theory of Evolution Quiz
    Multimedia
     
    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of natural selection, selection based on phenotypes, evidence, fossils, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
     
    Published by High School
  • Assessment
    Macromolecules Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of macromolecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Students need to know what are organic compounds, metabolism, and monomer and polymer examples of the four macromolecules.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
     
    Published by High School

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