Get students familiar with the terms we use when dealing with genetics. Also perpare the students for material they will need to know for exam purposes.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Jeremy Tuttle Web Based Instruction
This assignment is to be handed out by the teacher to every student. Students should record their answers on this handout and return it to the teacher. This assignment should be given a time frame of two days (ex. hand out on a Monday, make it due that Wednesday). This assignment should be the basis for some testing purposes.
Assignment is worth a total of 30 points.
Go to http://anthro.palomar.edu/mendel/default.htm
Click ?Mendel? Genetics? Read the page and answer the following questions.
1. What is a hybrid? (2 points) 2. Define genetics. (2 points) 3. What are the seven traits that Mendel studied in pea plants and what are the two forms for each trait? (2 points) 4. In Mendel?s experiment involving purebreeding plants, what were his three important conclusions from the experiment? (3 points) 5. What is the difference between heterozygous and homozygous? (4 points)
Click back Click on ?Probability of Inheritance? Read the page and answer the following questions.
1. What are genotypes and phenotype? (4 points) 2. What is the difference between dominant and recessive? (4 points)
Click back Click on ?Exceptions to Simple Inheritance? Read the page and an
swer the following questions.
1. Some traits are determined by the combined effect of more than one pair of genes. What are these genes referred as? (2 point) 2. Intermediate expression of a trait occurs in what type of individuals? (2 point) 3. Define codominance. (2 points) 4. What is the ?humane genome project?? (3 points)