Genetics and Inheritance
Patterns of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, variation of traits, pedigrees
Students learn that traits are genetic: transmitted from parent to offspring. In this lesson, they will be developing and testing hypotheses about how traits are transmitted from parents to offspring.
Students use the domestic dog as a model to learn about genetics, DNA, genetic testing, phenotypes, alleles, SNPs, and mutations related to desirable and/or harmful effects in certain dog breeds.