Mendel Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Dragon Genetics—Independent Assortment and Gene Linkage
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
     
    Activity
    Students learn the principles of independent assortment and gene linkage in activities which analyze inheritance of multiple genes on the same or different chromosomes in hypothetical dragons. Students learn how these principles derive from the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis and fertilization.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
  • Worksheet
    Sex Linked Traits
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    Students will learn about genetic disorders by completing Punnett squares for autosomal and sex-linked traits.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Genetics with SpongeBob - Incomplete Dominance
    Lesson Plan
     
    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. [url="http://spongebob.nick.com/" title="SpongeBob"]SpongeBob SquarePants[/url] and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School
  • Assessment
    SpongeBob Genetics Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    This SpongeBob genetics quiz includes heterozygous, homozygous, dominant, recessive, phenotype, genotype, and Punnett squares. [url="http://spongebob.nick.com/" title="SpongeBob"]SpongeBob SquarePants[/url] and all related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe Middle School
  • Worksheet
    Genetics with SpongeBob 2
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    A second helping of Bikini Bottom fun exploring the genetics of SpongeBob and his pals! 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

More Mendel Genetics lesson plans are in the works.
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