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Genetic Traits in Harry Potter

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Explore human genetics through the world of Harry Potter. A thorough lesson develops the introductory concepts of genetics using characters of the popular book series. Learners study topics from DNA and chromosomes to Punnett Squares and everything in between. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Record new vocabulary with examples in a graphic organizer to make studying easier
  • Lead a KWL activity to activate prior knowledge of genetics
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is vocabulary intensive, which may be difficult for ELL pupils
  • Adaptable to different age groups
  • Includes links to background information
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