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teacher Prep

Lab sheet & activites

Class Movie

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Class Movie

Teacher Prep Movie

Lab Materials Needed

Blockey Koa Crate

from Kea STEMCrate

- 1 Springy Spring Scale per student

Student Lab Sheet

Using a Punnett Square: Predicting Variation in Genetic Traits

Student Edition


Teacher Edition


Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits MS-LS3-2:

Use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits MS-LS3-1:

Develop and use a model to describe why gene mutations may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral, effects to the structure and function of the organism.

Pacing Guide: Recommended time to complete this unit - 1 month

 Instruction day 1 (pages ):  Explain the Phenomenon

 Instruction day 2 (pages 161 - 162):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 3 (pages 163 - 164):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 4 (pages 165 - 166):  Read, write, and discuss

 Instruction day 5 (pages 167 - 168):  Read, write, and discuss

 Instruction day 6 (pages 169 - 170):  Read, write, and discuss

 Instruction day 7 (pages 171 - 172):  Read and discuss

 Instruction day 8 (pages 173 - 174):  Hands on activity: Make you own Critter

 Instruction day 9 (page 175):  STEM Vocabulary

 Instruction day 10 (page 176):  Hands on activity: Program a Punnett Square

 Instruction day 11 (page 177):  Writing Workshop

Pacing Guide Word Color Key:   

                   Green words- Hands-on Activity      Black words- Book reading      Blue words: Revisit the Phenomenon