Genetics - Inherited Traits
Student will make a photo family tree going back a minimum of 3 generations, preferably 4 or 5. You will check various traits in family member.
Look around is anyone just like you? You and everyone else are unique. No two people are exactly alike, including identical twins. many of your traits are inherited. You are going to identify some of your genetic or inherited traits. You will then use this data to trace who in the family you are most alike.
Resources Needed: You will need to have as many family members as you can answer the questions on the various work sheets. Chart data and compare to your data.
Click here to find out more about various traits.
Created by: Ralph Preall
Garden Grove U.S.D.
1. Take worksheets to family members and test for various traits. Record data.
2. Ask for pictures. (photo copied or scanned pictures are ok )
3. Write a short analysis of dominate and recessive traits you found in your family.
4. Make a family tree chart with as many pictures of family members as you can. Use these pictures to compare some physical traits.
Click here to find out more:
Deciding Between Maternal Inheritance and Autosomal Modes of Inheritance
Genetic Inheritance of Behavioral Traits
Genetics: You Are Unique
Genes, Chromosomes and Inheritance
A Few Internet Resources:
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links
Created August 14, 2000
Last Revised August 16, 2000
Suggested Grade Level: 6 to11 ??
Science Content Standards:
Grade 6: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e, g, h)
Grade 7: Investigation and Experimentation (7a, b, c, e)
Evalution (3a )
Grade 8: Investigation and Experimentation (9a, b, e,)
Grade 9: Investigation and Experimentation (1a, c, d, i,)
Grade 9-11: Bio./ Life Sci. Genetic's (3a, b, c, d)
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Students need a basic background in lab procedures, cooperative teams (reacord keeping, supplies, clean-up) and a basic understanding of investigation and experimentation.
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions, graphing
Effective use of Internet resources
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page, worksheet, peer evaluation, rubric
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