Mendel Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Genetics with SpongeBob 1
    Lesson Plan
     
    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! [url="http://spongebob.nick.com/" title="SpongeBob"]SpongeBob SquarePants[/url] and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School
  • Class Activity
    Dragon Genetics—Principles of Mendelian Genetics
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students learn the principles of Mendelian genetics by using Popsicle sticks, each of which represents a pair of homologous chromosomes with multiple genetic traits. Pairs of students use their sets of Popsicle sticks to represent a mating and then identify the genetic makeup and phenotypic traits of the resulting baby dragon.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Worksheet
    Genetics Introduction
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Worksheet
    These activities help students to understand the basic principles of genetics, including Punnett squares and pedigree analysis. The understanding of meiosis and fertilization developed in the meiosis is linked to the understanding of basic principles of genetics.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Worksheet
    Pea Plant Dihybrid Crosses WS
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will complete dihybrid crosses of pea plant traits. Students will be able to figure out the gametes of the parent for two trait crosses.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Dihybrid Crosses of Human Traits
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will learn about two trait dihybrid crosses and Mendel’s law of independent assortment using human traits as examples.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

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