Issues and Life Science Unit D: Genetics Mr. Forde Scofield Magnet MS
Activity 54: Investigating Human Traits February 6, 2011 Getting Started: Why do you think some kids look a lot like their parents while others don’t? Challenge: How much variation is shown by the students in your class? Key Words: Characteristics, Traits (write into the vocab section of your binder) Procedure: See p. D-5 and D-6 Results: Complete sheet 54.1 on human trait data with your lab partners. Record class data with sheet 54.2
Activity 56: Joe’s Dilemma February 11, 2011 Getting Started: Do step 1 in the procedure below. Introduction: Do step 2 in the procedure below. Challenge: Would you want to find out if you could have a genetic disease? Why? Why not? Procedure: See p. D12
Activity 55: Plants have genes too! February 15, 2011 Getting Started: List 5 inherited traits. Introduction: Read and summarize page D-8 Challenge: What color leaves will you observe on the offspring of two green parent plants? Key Words: offspring, gene, heredity, inherited Procedure: -Make a predicition of what the plants might look like. -Set up your plant petri dishes. Analysis: Q2 p. D-10
Activity 57: Reproduction
February 28, 2011
Getting Started: Read page D-15. How is reproduction by two parents different from reproduction with one parent?
Introduction: Review the three level reading guide.
Challenge: What is the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction?