Enduring Understandings
Essential Questions
Performance Assessment
Genetics and Patterns of Inheritance
  • Heritable information provides for continuity of life
  • Expression of genetic information involves cellular and molecular mechanisms.
  • Transfer of genetic information may produce variation.
  • How is genetic information passed through generations?
  • Reproductive processes deliver genetic information from parent to offspring.
  • There are predictable patterns of inheritance, and the variation that exists within a species is related to its mode of reproduction (sexual or asexual).
  • All life is based on the same genetic code
  • How do cells reproduce?
  • What are the principles of Mendelian genetics?
  • What are the inheritance patterns of human genetics?
  • What is the mechanism for inheritance of traits?
  • How is genetic information passed through generations?

Outline of activities and assessments:

PowerPoints on:
Chapters 13 (Meiosis and Sexual Lifestyles)
Chapter 14 (Mendel and the Gene Idea)
Chapter 15 (The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance)
Chapter 18 (The Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria)
Chapter 20 (DNA Technology and Genomics)

Bozemann Biology Youtube videos on....

1. Mendelian Genetics
2. Chromosomal Inheritance
3. Advanced Genetics