By the end of this unit students will able to distinguish the difference between offspring from asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction. Students will be able to describe how traits are passed from parent to offspring and the role that DNA and chromosomes play in the passage of inherited traits. This unit will also lead students to predict genetic outcomes using Punnett Squares. Using their knowledge of heredity students will then be engaged in exploring how the passage of genetic traits can change over time based on an organism’s environment, through natural selection. Students will also be able compare the difference between natural selection and artificial selection. Lastly, students will be able describe common adaptations and the roles that they play in an organisms survival.
Serna-Wallender, Alexander, "Genetics: Heredity and Adaptations" (2011). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 180.
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