Genetics

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OVERVIEW

Brief description of the module, subject TEKS, NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, and knowledge objectives

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: VARIATION IN TRAITS

Variation of traits in Mendelian genetics | Mutation and changes in organism's genetic makeup | Difference between genetic and environmental variation in traits

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: GENETICS & ONE HEALTH

Connections between human health, animal health & environment | Network that genetics contributes to | Genetic methods used to discover, study, and treat MERS

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: ASEXUAL & SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

Heredity and trait | Uniform or diverse offspring from asexual or sexual reproduction | Cell processes in asexual or sexual reproduction

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: DNA & ALLELES

Describe structure of DNA | Describe how dominant and recessive alleles determine which traits organisms exhibit

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: PREDICTING TRAITS

Create a Punnett Square | Outcomes derived from the Punnett Square | Mendel's contribution to modern genetics

BACKPACK ADVENTURES

Science fiction story built upon factual science concepts

MAKE A NOTE OF THAT

Note-taking guides

MEET A SCIENTIST

Biography of a research pioneer in the topic area

PRACTICE

Mnemonic tools and digital games

REAL SCIENCE REVIEW

Guided simulated peer review of published research re-written for readability

SCIENTIST VIDEOS

Video presentation from a scientist in topic area

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