ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 12 :
12 ) Construct and use models (e.g., monohybrid crosses using Punnett squares, diagrams, simulations) to explain that genetic variations between parent and offspring (e.g., different alleles, mutations) occur as a result of genetic differences in randomly inherited genes located on chromosomes and that additional variations may arise from alteration of genetic information.

Subject: Science (7)
Title: Heredity StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/heredity.htm
Description:
Ever wondered how you ended up with your eye color? The answer is all about heredity.
 
Heredity is the passing of traits, or features, from parents to offspring through genes. Genes, which are found inside cells, are shared from one generation to the next, passing on all kinds of characteristics like eye color, dimples, freckles, and height.
 
This classroom resource provides a video that describes the process of inherited traits. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. This resource can provide background information to students before they construct and use their own models. 

 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 12 :
12 ) Construct and use models (e.g., monohybrid crosses using Punnett squares, diagrams, simulations) to explain that genetic variations between parent and offspring (e.g., different alleles, mutations) occur as a result of genetic differences in randomly inherited genes located on chromosomes and that additional variations may arise from alteration of genetic information.

Subject: Science (7)
Title: Gene Puzzles
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/gene-puzzles/
Description:

In this lesson, students will examine a fictional pedigree and determine which gene is responsible for a given trait. The genetic information for individuals is depicted as a jigsaw puzzle. Terms that students will encounter include gene, chromosome, DNA, pedigree, genotype, phenotype, dominant, and recessive.



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