Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Assessment
    DNA Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of DNA's structure, semiconservative DNA replication, DNA and genes, complimentary base pairing, and enzymes involved in DNA replication.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Assessment
    Chromosomes Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of chromosomes including their structure, homologous chromosomes, sex chromosomes and autosomes, cells with haploid or diploid number of chromosomes, and reproductive cells.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Worksheet
    Genetic Variation Worksheet
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students answer questions meiosis, asexual / sexual reproduction, fertilization, karyotypes, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Chromosome Mutation Activity
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Activity
    This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting and pasting paper chromosomes. Students then use this activity to defend a claim that inheritable variations can be caused by mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

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