(Lesson plan from Internet)
TITLE: Genetics: You Are Unique
GUIDING QUESTION: What are some of my inherited traits?
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: Every person has his or
her own looks, traits and characteristics. Every person is unique. Some
traits are inherited. You may have traits like your mother, father, and some
like both your father and mother.
Computer skill: Students need to go on Internet to extract
Oral Presentation skills
computer to retrieve Genetics Hand-out
INTRODUCTION: Explain how no two people are alike.
Many of our traits are inherited. We will identify some of our
inherited traits. Then students will go home to see if parents have
the same traits.
1. Students go on Internet and type in the URL to retrieve
Genetics Hand-out. Review traits we are looking for and how to document
it on paper.
2. Allow students time to complete activities (about
themselves) on hand-out.
3. Share findings with the group.
4. Have students take the hand-out home so they can
see and document their parents' traits.
5. Share findings with the group.
As students share which traits they and their parents
have, listen for evidence that they understand the concept of genetics and
the inheritability of traits.