Biology 0402

Standard IV-Objective 2 Heredity

Standard IV: Students will understand that Genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all-living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.
Objective 2: Predict and interpret patterns of inheritance in sexually reproducing organisms.

Enduring Understanding: There are predictable patterns of inheritance. Inheritance patterns in sexually reproducing organisms are based on Mendel’s laws of segregation and independent assortment. Traits can be dominant, recessive, codominant, sex-linked or have incomplete dominance. Plants and animals have been selectively bred for desired traits.

“I Can” Statements

  1. I can explain how Mendel’s law of segregation predict the number of genetic traits passed from the mother and the father.
  2. I can model how Mendel explained the chances of getting a round seed with a tall plant.
  3. I can predict the outcome of a cross between a parent with AO blood type and BO blood. I can describe the genotypes and phenotypes.
  4. I can evaluate how Mendel’s ideas continue to impact the breeding practices of farmers and ranchers.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay               Performance Test-Rabbit Breeding                       Curriculum Map

Learning
Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Biology Core Tracker
Blood
Types and Heredity
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Recreating
Mendel
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Selective
Breeding
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Genetics Science Learning Center
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Genetic Changes (new)
X
Fun Bugs (new!) X
NOVA Phylogenetic TreeGame X X
Genetic Changes in Dogs and Cows
X
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