Learning Exercise

Learning About Genetics

This assignment is aimed at a high schoo level course and utilizes a website to help students answer questions about genetics. This material can be used as a source of study for a test.

Three tutorials on basic genetics, covering Mendelain inheritance, proabability and punnet squares, and extensions to... see more


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
3. Define codominance. (2 points)
4. What is the ?humane genome project?? (3 points)


Homozygous, heterozygous, dominant, recessive, genotype, phenotype

Learning Objectives

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.