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106 resources with the concept recessive traits

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Introduction to Heredity and Traits

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Five easy-to-implement activities teach the basics of heritable traits. Learners explore their physical features and determine how their traits relate to those of their classmates. They compile data in bar graphs and analyze similarities...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Dragon Delivery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the riddle of dragon genetics. Young scientists simulate being dragon parents and determining which traits their child will have. Then they learn of a new relative and must determine how they are related using probability and...
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A Trait Accompli: An Introduction to Mendelian Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Young scientists learn the laws of genetics through data collection and research. They use discussions and online resources to develop an understanding of the related vocabulary.
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Mystery Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists determine the cause of illness before technology? Science scholars play the role of medical researcher in an engaging guided inquiry activity. Using observations, technical reading, and Punnett squares, learners...
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Mystery of the Crooked Cell

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...
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Pipe Cleaner Babies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever been told you have your father's eyes? How did it happen? Young biologists get a hands-on experience in meiotic gene expression with a fun pairs-based activity. Participants use pipe cleaner chromosomes with trait beads to make...
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Great Minds: Gregor Mendel

For Students 9th - 12th
How would you feel if you made a huge scientific discovery, published it everywhere, and shared it with every scientist, only to have it ignored for 35 years because no one understood your genius? Unfortunately, Gregor Mendel died before...
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Where'd You Get Those Genes?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student...
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Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring. What percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers? An engaging activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches...
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Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by...
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Gregor Mendel: Monk and Scientist

For Teachers 7th
This is a visually attractive PowerPoint that summarizes the life of Gregor Mendel and the genetic traits that he detailed.  Each slide has clear bullet points and lovely images that are helpful and relevant
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Roll of the Genes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Animal reproduction in sheep and cattle is explored with the help of Punnet squares. Scholars employ tools using probability to conclude the color of wool a sheep's offspring will have. Acting as animal geneticists, pupils then take...
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An Inventory of My Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are more prevalent in a population? Learners explore their physical features and determine how their traits relate to those of their classmates. They compile data in bar graphs and analyze similarities and differences with...
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Family Traits and Traditions: A Make-a-Match Game

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do family traditions influence how people look? Learners explore the idea in a match game to complete the final installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Players flip over cards to find matches and, while doing so,...
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A Recipe for Traits

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
How does DNA code for genetic traits? Young scientists explore the concept of DNA and learn how patterns determine traits in the DNA in the seventh of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. They randomly select DNA sequences for a...
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Handy Family Tree

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are inherited and which traits are acquired? Pupils explore the difference between inherited and acquired traits among their family members in part six of the eight-installment Introduction to Heredity unit. They interview...
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Traits Bingo

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are unique to you? Scholars play a fun game of Bingo using their own traits in the fifth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. After reviewing what each trait on the Bingo card represents, they mark...
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Generations of Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do people get their unique combination of traits? Explore how traits pass from grandparents to parents to children in the fourth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Learners get hands-on with colored pom-poms...
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Family Traits Trivia

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How unique are you? Learners evaluate their own families at home in part three of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. They determine which traits are prevalent among their families by showing 10 different traits. Pupils then...
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A Tree of Genetic Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Some traits tend to show up in populations along with other specific traits. Why is this? Learners explore the phenomenon in part two of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit by identifying the presence of three traits: tongue...
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How Do Fibers Form?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The proteins inside a cell determine the shape of the cell. While most red blood cells have a circular shape, those with sickle cell take the shape of a sickle. This change in shape causes multiple issues in the system. Scholars solve...
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Chromosomes Carry Genes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some traits only exist in males and some only in females. Pupils learn how the location of genes on sex chromosomes determines them using an interactive lesson. An animation illustrates how scientists know this to be true and shows how...
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Genetic Inheritance Follows Rules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rules are not meant to be broken in genetics. Scholars learn to build Punnett squares to track the inheritance of dominant and recessive traits in an interactive animation activity. Online questions help individuals reflect on their...