Advanced Genetics

The strengths and problems associated with Mendelian genetics are explored in a video that first reviews Mendelian genetics and independent assortment. Viewers then explore problems with Mendelian genetics such as linked genes, multiple genes, sex chromosomes, and nonnuclear inheritance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause video after the color blindness cross and ask learners to explain the results before resuming and listening to the narrator's explanation
  • Have your class survey their peers to see if their stats for color blindness match 1/10 for males and 1/100 for females
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes scholars understand Mendelian genetics
  • Expects that individuals can complete a simple and a complex Punnett square
  • The first in a series of 31 videos about genetics
Pros

  • Includes a concept map, slideshow, and review worksheet
  • Simple and effective example of height to show bell-shape curve; using this concept, the narrator explains why people may not be able to find their size of shoes on the sale rack
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS