Big Ideas: Heredity
Essential Questions: How does information flow from the cell nucleus to direct the synthesis of proteins?How can we use genetics to study inheritance?
Vocabulary: DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, genes, alleles, phenotype, genotype, homozygous, heterozygous, monohybrid, dihybrid, trihybrid, probability, testcross, co-dominance, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, polygenetics, transposons
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
April Genetics Formative: (Standard 1: B.1.2, B.1.4); (Standard 4: B.4.1-B.4.3, B.4.5, B.4.6) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
Punnettís Squares (Monohybrid, Dihybrid, Trihybrid†† Create a model of DNA to understand the structures, explain the location/functions of genes, and investigate the basic principles of protein synthesis Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Tables) Extract DNA from chicken liver cells and isolating the DNA in solution for observation Study Guide Assignments Process Standards: Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Probability (Principle of Chance, Product Rule,†† Develop an awareness of phenotypic and genotypic patterns and fractions/percentages/ratios Lab Practicles and/or Projects Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Monohybrid, Dihybrid, Trihybrid, and Polyhybrids) Demonstrates the meaning of various terms such as genes, genotype, phenotype, dominant and recessive Chapter Quizzes [x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Others (Unknown Alleles, Test Cross, Incomplete†† Predict the genotypic and phenotypic ratios of offspring resulting from the random paring of gametes and to calculate and graph the genotypic ratio and/or phenotypic those ratios†† Reading / Vocabulary Exam [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
†† Dominance, Co-Dominance, Multiple Alleles,†† Arrange chromosomes in declining order of size based on height and gene band patterns in order to determine a patientís gender [x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
†† Polygenics, and Transposons) Become aware of how a pedigree is created and used for clinical studies Summative: [x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Use an expanded binomial to find gene frequencies for a particular trait Chapter Exam [x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum†† [x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards [x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes:
Read and comprehend science and technical texts††
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts††
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using††
knowledge of structural organization and authorís purpose and††
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and collaborating with others