Unit 3B

Unit Title: Heredity
Unit Time Frame: 3-4 weeks

Unit Overview
During this unit, student will identify how
organisms inherit traits from parents.

Essential Learning
Genetic traits are passed from one
generation to the next

Key Concepts

--Identify and explain why inherited traits of living things
depend on genes.
--Differentiate between dominant and recessive traits.
--Interpret simple genetic crosses using Punnett squares.
--Predict patterns that emerge from simple genetic crosses.
--Conduct investigations demonstrating that the
phenotype of a genetic trait is the result ofgenotype

Unit Standards
Teacher Resources
Standards Scoring Matrix
Science/Engineering Practices
Cross-Cutting Concepts

Nature of Science