hHaving learned about DNA and the role of meiosis in gametogenesis, students will study the interaction of genes and the relation to website genetics 2phenotypic variability.  Punnett squares will be used to learn and practice Mendelian genetics, calculating probability of traits in potential offspring.  Different patterns of inheritance will be examined including codominance, incomplete dominance, sex linked traits, multiple alleles and polygenic inheritance.  Students will also study mutations as the other source of genetic variation.  The inheritance of genetic disorders will be analyzed to study the relationship between heredity, phenotypes and mutations.  The understanding of heredity and causes of variation will give students the ability to predict the potential for inheritance of specific traits within a familial lineage.  Furthermore, students will be asked to build a connection between genetic variability and the mechanism of protein synthesis.

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Lectures and Notes:

Honors Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Unit 6 PowerPoint Lecture
Unit 6 Student Notes
Quizlet #1: Unit 6 Review (student created)
Quizlet #2: Unit 6 Review (student created)
Unit 6 Study Guide
Unit 6 Study Guide  (student created)


Formal Lab Write-up
Monohybrid Genetic Crosses

Dihybrid Genetic Crosses
Multiple Alleles Genetic Crosses
Sex-Linked Genetic Crosses
Punnett Square Review
Practice Quiz: Punnett Squares
Genetics of Sickle-cell Anemia
Analyzing Genetic Variation
Pedigree Analysis
Pogil: Human Blood Cell Typing

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab: Online Karyotyping  (key)
Lab: Online Punnett Squares  (key)
Shiba Inu Genetics     (Student worksheet(key)
HHMI: Lactose Intolerance-Fact or Fiction?  (video)
HHMI: Regulation of the Lactase Gene (Click and Learn Activity)
Lab: A Study of Lactose Intolerance
Recent Adaptations in Humans HHMI
Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance HHMI
HHMI: Understanding variation in Human Skin Color  (HHMI Video)
DNA Fingerprinting
Lab: Furry Family Genetics

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 3
Chapter 6 Review Game

Chapter 7 Review Game
Chapter 8 Review Game
Chapter 9 Review Game

Textbook Animated Biology

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TedEd: How Mendel’s pea plants helped us understand genetics
TedEd: Where do genes come from?
TedEd: What happens when your DNA is damaged?
TedEd: The science of skin color 
TedEd: DNA: The book of you 

TedEd: Dominant vs. Recessive Alleles: Bite Sci-zed
Sickle Cell Disease
Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR   
CRISPR: A Gene-Editing Superpower
Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought
TedEd What is epigenetics?
Bozeman Science: Mendelian Genetics