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Inheritance & Variation of Traits

Total Unit Running Time: 30-40* minutes

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FIELD TRIP : Wilridge Farm & Vineyard 

Running Time: 4:21 


Learn about the difference between white and red grapes, while gaining a better understanding of their distinct  genetic markers as you stand amid the vines with VVR Host, Jim Kent. Focusing on various traits of grapes, students  will learn how and why certain qualities are purposefully targeted, cultivated, and bred during different stages of  the grape’s planting and growing cycle.  

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Running Time: Self-paced* 

NGSS: LS3-1 

Step into this candlelit library for a closer examination of human chromosome pairs. Hardbound books line the  shelves of this study where each of the 23 selectable books is associated with specific genetic sequences that  correspond to our own. By selecting a book, students can take a closer examination of which genes correlate  with particular traits and functions within our body.

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STORY: Cell Division 

Running Time: 7:29 

NGSS: HS-LS1-4, HS-LS3-1 

Topics Covered  

  • Stages of mitosis 
  • DNA vs. Chromosomes 
  • Examples of organelles 

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. B (BT1—knowledge) 
  2. D (BT3—application) 
  3. C (BT2—comprehension)
  4. B (BT4—analysis) 
  5. D (BT3—application)
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COMIC BOOK : Mendelian Genetics 

Running Time: Self-paced* 


Topics Covered 

  • Mendel’s work with genetics 
  • Relationship of traits between parents & offspring

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. C (BT1—knowledge) 
  2. D (BT6—evaluation) 
  3. B (BT4—analysis) 
  4. A (BT3—application) 
  5. C (BT2—comprehension)
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TEACHER DEMO: Genetic Testing With Wendy 

Running Time: 9:01 


Vocabulary: haplogroup, karyotype, variance 

Topics Covered 

  • Genetic testing 
  • DNA structure & function

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills 

  1. D (BT4—analysis) 
  2. C (BT1—knowledge) 
  3. B (BT4—analysis) 
  4. D (BT5—synthesis) 
  5. A (BT2—comprehension) 

RELATED STEM CAREERS : Genetic Counselor, Lab Researcher or Technician, Forensic Scientist

Science Standards: 

NGSS: HS-LS1-4, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS3-3; TEKS: 112.34(c.3.D), 112.34(c.4.A), 112.34(c.4.B), 112.34(c.5.A), 112.34(c.5.C), 112.34(c.6.A), 112.34(c.6.B),  112.34(c.6.H),112.34(c.6.E), 112.34(c.6.F), 130.403(c.8.A), 130.403(c.8.B), 130.415(c.4.F) ; CPALMS: SC.912.L.16.10, SC.912.L.16.14