Ch 9: Genetics & Hereditary Traits - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The genetics and hereditary traits unit of this Middle School Life Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about sex traits and genetics. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Life Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about inherited traits. There is no faster or easier way to learn about genetics and hereditary traits. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn x and y chromosomes, alleles, incomplete dominance, genetics and Punnett squares.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a life science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a genetics and hereditary traits unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Genetics and Hereditary Traits Unit Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between Punnett squares and genetics.
  • Explore alleles, which are the result of single or multiple versions of a gene.
  • Learn the complexities of incomplete dominance.
  • Examine the sex-related traits on the x and y chromosomes.

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