Reflection: Vertical Alignment Mendel's Genetics - Section 1: Warm-Up


I use the warm-up as a part of vertical design, typically building my lesson plan up from the warm-up question or activity.

I love warm-up activities because they serve multiple purposes in the classroom.  First, they allow me to  set an expectation that learning and thought begins when students enter the room.  Having the warm-up displayed as students enter causes them to stop and consider the question that is on the board.  Second, the warm-up allows me to build knowledge when students do not possess experience or knowledge of content that will help build a base of understanding.  



  The power of Warm-Up Activities
  Vertical Alignment: The power of Warm-Up Activities
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Mendel's Genetics

Unit 2: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: Students will know how Mendel’s laws of heredity can be used to analyze how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.

Big Idea: It’s a matter of chance that siblings look alike.

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Science, Genetics, Mendel, law of independent assortment, law of segregation
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