McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

Chapter 11 and 14 – Introduction to Genetics

Chapter 11 Overview – learning goals and vocabulary list (includes 11.1, 11.2,11.4 and 14.1 karyotypes)

Chapter 11 vocabulary flip book (includes 11.1, 11.2, 11.4 and 14.1 karyotypes)

Daily Warm ups Chpt 11a



Day 1 introduction bead activity powerpoint

mendel cartoon


Meiosis powerpoint

Meiosis Foldable

Phases of meiosis video:

Life Cycles Activity day 1 – answer any 15 stations, check your answers, ask questions about anything you are still confused about

Life Cycles Activity Project instructions



Mendelian Genetics powerpoint – (sections 11-1 and 11-2 from book) alleles, pea plants, Mendel’s laws, relationship between genotype and phenotype



Monohybrid cross activity Reflection Questions homework 

mutant genes


* How to do a dihybrid square video – click on “Brebeuf Video Tutorial Playlist” on the right sidebar

Graphing Mendel’s Data assignment

Do you need additional help with Punnett squares?  Try this:  Punnett Squares Review worksheet #1 – I completed a big Punnett square very similar to  the first dihybrid square on this worksheet for you on the video.  Check your answers here. 

Dihybrid Cross Problems

Chi-Square and dihybrid cross problem set


Section 14.1:

Chromosome Mutations and Karyotpye powerpoint

Chromososome Mutations cut and paste activity

Chromosomal Abnormalities Data Analysis


Karyotype Letter  The letter will be about 1 page or longer – double spaced. You will have references!  Do APA internal citations where needed and have a reference list at the end of your letter.

Karyotyping Letter chromosome smears


Section 11.3 Complex Inheritance and 14.1/14.2 Pedigrees and human disorders:

Overview for sections 11.3, 14.1, and 14.2 Complex inheritance and human genetics

Vocabulary flip book for sections 11.3, 14.1, and 14.2 Complex inheritance and human genetics

Daily Warm ups Chpt  14


Human Inheritance Overview Powerpoint

Calico Cats Case Study – X inactivation powerpoint

X-Inactivation – calico cats


Human Disorders powerpoint lesson

Video – Fear & Loathing: Albino Africans Survival in Tanzania

Video clip reflection questions – Albinism

Hidaya’s Story – construct a pedigree for autosomal recessive albinism

Pedigree Analysis worksheet

Secretariat – X-linked, dominant inheritance

The Blue People of Troublesome Creek pedigree activity

Woody Guthrie pedigree worksheet

Woody Guthrie Timeline


Pedigree lesson/review – determine pattern of inheritance from pedigree information


Section 11.3 – complex Inheritance:

Other Patterns of Inheritance powerpoint      

Epigenetics powerpoint

Polygenic Traits Using M&Ms activity

Homework – Polygenic Trait Powerpoint presentation

Punnett Squares worksheet #2 -“Other Patterns of Inheritance genetics problems” = Incomplete dominance, codominance & multiple alleles 


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