Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Mendel's Smile - Section 2: Hook - A Happy Union: DNA and Genes


Many times students want to compartmentalize their learning by forgetting one topic after they have completed the unit test.  With the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, it is imperative for students to make the connection between disciplinary core ideas, the cross-cutting concepts, and the science/engineering practices.  The reinforcement of content and skills will reinforce students understandings and abilities in their science courses.  If all of the grade level teachers use the same terminology, students will become familiar with the cross-cutting concepts and science practices.  With this new set of performance standards to revolutionize our curriculum, students will begin to understand the inter-connectedness of the science curriculum!

  Making The Connection In Content - NGSS
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Making The Connection In Content - NGSS
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Mendel's Smile

Unit 10: Introduction to Genetics
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT determine the resulting genotypes and phenotypes for certain traits based on Mendel's principles of dominant and recessive alleles.

Big Idea: With a flip of a coin students begin to understand Mendel's principles of genetics in order to create their own smiley-face offspring.

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