HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Gene Mapping WS
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    Students will practice citing evidence of gene linkage using crossover frequencies to defend a claim.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
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    Chromosome Mutation Activity
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    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
     
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    Sex Linked Traits
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    Students will learn about genetic disorders by completing Punnett squares for autosomal and sex-linked traits.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
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    Gene Mutations WS
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    Students will learn about frameshift mutations and base substitution mutations. Protein synthesis topics include transcription, translation, polypeptide chain, and amino acid sequence. Mutation topics covered include point mutations, frameshift, reading frame, insertion, deletion, base substitution, transversion, transition, silent and nonsense mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
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    Dihybrid Crosses of Human Traits
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    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
     
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