Genetics Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    Cancer Ras Gene Research
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    Experiment
    Students will do a BLAST and learn about how a mutated gene will code for a abnormal protein, affecting the organism’s phenotype.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
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  • Worksheet
    Fruit Fly Punnett Square Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    Students will learn about the genotypes, phenotypes, and probabilities by completing Punnett squares for different characteristics of fruit flies.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Lab Experiment
    Seed Germination Lab
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    Experiment
    The goal of this basic lab is break the misconception that photosynthesis is how plants grow. Students should also learn that plants grow by cell division.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.5, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1b, 9.10.1e, 9.10.2a, 9.10.7, 9.10.9
     
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  • Worksheet
    Macromolecule Monomers and Polymers
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    Worksheet
    This is a good practice worksheet for students to practice matching monomers with their polymers. Simple and effective.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Pea Plant Punnett Squares
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    Worksheet
    Students will learn about the genotypes, phenotypes, and ratios by completing Punnett squares for different characteristics of pea plants.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

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