Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Incomplete Dominant and Codominant Traits
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will learn the difference between incomplete dominance and codominant traits by completing Punnett squares.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Gene Expression - Ghost in Your Genes
    Lesson Plan
    Video
     
    Experiment
    Students model how scientists use DNA microarrays to determine levels of gene expression in breast cancer patients, and then choose treatments based on what they learn.
    NGSS Standard
    Gene Regulation
     
    Published by Margy Kuntz and NOVA / PBS High School
  • Multimedia
    Understanding Cancer
    Multimedia
    Teacher Notes
     
    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
    Gene Regulation
     
    Published by National Cancer Institute High School
  • Class Activity
    From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to help students learn the basic molecular biology of transcription and translation.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Onion Root Microscope Lab
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Experiment
    Students draw plant cells in their different phases of the cell cycle including interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. Microscope skills include focusing and field of view.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

More Genetics lesson plans are in the works.
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