UNIT 9: INHERITANCE
7.L.2.1 (Evolution and Genetics) Explain why offspring that result from sexual reproduction (fertilization and meiosis) have greater variation than offspring that result from asexual reproduction (budding and mitosis)
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.1
- Traits Video (1.5 mins, use as unit intro)
- Chromosomes, DNA, and Genes animation (requires flash, includes histones)
- Asexual versus Sexual Reproduction by Amoeba Sisters (5 mins)
- What are the benefits of asexual versus sexual Reproduction (5 mins, draws on whiteboard as explains)
- Asexual vs Sexual Reproduction Overview (4.5 mins, includes terms mitosis and meiosis)
- Asexual and Sexual Reproduction by Khan Academy (9 mins)
- Review Sexual and Asexual Reproduction with practice quiz (12 mins)
Patterns of Heredity
- Mendel and His Peas– Complex Informational Text from Khan Academy
- Video Gregor Mendel- As you watch ask yourself: Why is he considered the “Father of Genetics” and be able to explain how his experiments proved that you can predict how likely a child will look like his parents.
- How Mendel’s Pea Plants help us understand genetics
- Gregor Mendel and what he figured out about genetics
- Bozeman Science MITOSIS
- Mitosis animation (3 min)
- Mitosis Rap (great description of what happens during each phase)
Punnett Square Videos used in our class stations:
- How To Do Dihybrid Cross by the Biology Project- written description of how to solve punnett square for 2 traits. This one uses uses the example of Mendel’s green and yellow peas.
- Dyhbrid Crosses video from the amoeba sisters tells how to set up a punnett square for predicting the probability two traits in potential offspring.
7.L.2.2 (Evolution and Genetics) Infer patterns of heredity using information from Punnett squares and pedigree analysis.
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.2
7.L.2.3 (Evolution and Genetics) Explain the impact of the environment and lifestyle choices on biological inheritance (to include common genetic diseases) and survival.
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.3
Genetic and Environmental Factors (Nature vs Nurture)
UNIT 10: PROTISTS
7.L.1.1 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Compare the structures and life functions of single-celled organisms that carry out all of the basic functions of life including: • Euglena; • Amoeba; • Paramecium; • Volvox
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.1
7.L.1.2 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Compare the structures and functions of plant and animal cells, including major organelles (cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles).
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.2
3-D Cell Organelles (click images for details about each organelle)
7.L.1.3 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Summarize the hierarchical organization of multi-cellular organisms from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.3
UNIT 11: BODY SYSTEMS
7.L.1.4 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Summarize the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, and excretion) and ways that these systems interact with each other to sustain life
Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.4