Unit: Heredity and Genetics

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Unit Description

This unit looks at the work of Gregor Mendel and his laws of inheritance, explores why it is that we look like our relatives, relates the processes of meiosis and fertilization to inheritance, and shows how Punnet Squares can be used to predict the inheritance of certain traits.

Lessons

2.28 Heredity and Genetics Vocabulary Introduction Resources: 2

Define weekly vocabulary terms for heredity and genetics.

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3.1 Introduction to Genetics Resources: 3

Demonstrate mastery of weekly vocabulary terms. Explain the relationship between alleles, genes, chromosomes, and cells.

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3.3 Introduction to Heredity Resources: 6

Explain the process of heredity.

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3.4 Inherited Versus Acquired Characteristics Resources: 3

Differentiate between inherited, acquired characteristics, and those influenced by their environment.

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3.9 Process of Inheritance Resources: 5

Explain the role of chromosomes, genes, and alleles in heredity. Relate the process of meiosis and fertilization to genetic inheritance and allelic relationships.

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3.10 Mendel's Three Laws Resources: 4

Explain Mendel's Three Laws and how they relate to cell division and the inheritance of traits.

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3.11 Relationships Between Alleles Resources: 7

Differentiate between genotypes and phenotypes and between homozygous and heterozygous genotypes. Explain the dominant and recessive relationship between alleles.

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3.14 Monohybrid Crosses Resources: 4

Apply the dominant/recessive relationship to monohybrid genetics problem.

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3.15 Codominance and Incomplete Dominance Resources: 4

Explain what a codominant and incompletely dominant relationship between alleles is. Predict the outcomes on monohybrid crosses involving codominance and incomplete dominance.

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3.16 Innate Versus Learned Behaviors Resources: 5

Differentiate between innate (inherited) and learned (acquired) behaviors in plants and animals.

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3.18 Seasonal Behaviors Resources: 1

Define seasonal behavior and identify season behaviors of plants and animals. Explain why seasonal behaviors are essential for the survival of these organisms.

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3.21 Invasive Species Resources: 3

Identify what an invasive (non-native) species is. Explain how invasive species can negatively impact areas then enter.

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3.22 Heredity and Genetics Review Resources: 1

Review Heredity and Genetics objectives. Identify areas of weakness from the unit to focus your studies tonight.

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3.23 Heredity and Genetics Assesment Resources: 3

Students will demonstrate their mastery of objectives in the heredity and genetics unit.

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