HS-LS3.A: Inheritance 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
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Sets of Chromosomes WS
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    Students answer questions about the number of chromosomes generated by mitosis and meiosis. Topics include chromosome structure, types of reproduction, diploid, haploid, gametes and fertilization.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
     
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  • Project
    DNA Rap Lyrics
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    Students will write lyrics about DNA and DNA replication to their own made up rap song. Topics include: double helix, nucleotides, template strands, nitrogen bases, pyrimidines, purines, complimentary base pairing, DNA replication, DNA helicase enzyme, DNA polymerase enzymes, Okazaki fragments, lagging and leading strands, and 5 prime - 3 prime.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
    HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
     
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  • Worksheet
    Genetic Disorders using Punnett Squares
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    Students will learn about genetic disorders by completing punnett squares for autosomal, sex-linked, pleiotropy, and incomplete dominance traits.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
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