Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Genetics - What do you know? - Section 1: Engage


I try to link units of study together with common threads as frequently as possible as a way to remind students of prior learning and to help them understand the connections between different topics in science.  In this introductory lesson for the unit, I tie it to the previous unit by reviewing organelles and their structures.  Since the students are familiar with basic cell structures, I tell them that the genetics unit is going to take a closer look at what is going on with the DNA in the nucleus and I tell them that some of the other organelles, specifically ribosomes, will also play a key role in our genetics unit.  

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Genetics - What do you know?

Unit 4: Genetics
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify their level of understanding of genetics terminology.

Big Idea: This lesson enables the teacher to gauge student understanding of terms and concepts related to basic genetics.

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