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.  

  Linking to Prior Knowledge
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Linking to Prior Knowledge
Loading resource...

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.

  Print Lesson
11 teachers like this lesson
Similar Lessons
Cell Organelle Children's Book Project
7th Grade Science » Understanding Our Cells
Big Idea: Students receive a letter asking them to submit a manuscript for a new children's book about cell organelle. Using analogies, students will compare the cell to a system using analogies, original art work and 3-D models.
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
Deborah Gaff
One Microarray Helps to Treat Brain Cancer in a Unique Way (Day 1)!
High School Science » Brain Damage and Disease
Big Idea: Cancer is a complicated disease that requires a battery of progressive tests to evaluate and to formally define!
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
Tamica Stubbs
Introduction to Cells
7th Grade Science » Cells and Organelles
Big Idea: Cells are the basic building blocks of life.
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
Mariana Garcia Serrato
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload