Gregor Mendel & Genetics: Experiments, Laws & Discovery


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Mendel published his work in ______, but did not receive much recognition until the ______.

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1. Mendel was a ______.

2. ______ tells us that alleles separate and are passed down to the offspring.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Gregor Mendel conducted eight years of painstaking research on pea plants and how different traits and characteristics such as flower color, stem length and seed shape were passed from one generation of plants to the next. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the scope of Mendel's work and how his experiments laid the foundation for the modern science of genetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Mendel's varied careers
  • The law of independent assortment
  • Mendel's new standards for scientific research
  • The law of segregation
  • Important dates related to Mendel's work

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on Mendel's research and theories from the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Mendel's experiments to answer questions about his theories, experiments and statistical analysis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms such as allele, law of independent assortment and law of segregation

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Gregor Mendel, a pioneer in the field of genetics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Mendel's research with pea plants
  • Know Mendel's law of segregation
  • Understand how Medel incorporated statistical analysis in his research
  • Explain the law of independent assortment
  • Understand Mendel's use of scientific method
  • Explore recessive traits, dominant traits and hybrids