The student will collect statistical data about genetics of an individual and model the probability of traits in the offspring.
1.1, 3.1, 3.7, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||5 min||1.1, 5.2||laptop, YouTube||2||Begin by showing video clip, recognizing genetic information is passed from one generation to the next.|
|Explore||15 min||3.1, 3.7, 4.2, 4.3||countdown timer app||3||Students collect data, creating a monster through various trait stations based on random assignment.|
|Explain||10 min||5.3, 5.4, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4||none||2||Students answer questions based on their monster offspring.|
|Expand||10 min||4.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8||none||2||Using their data, students will determine the probability of specific traits and predict what their offspring would look like.|
|Evaluate||5 min||5.6, 5.9||none||1||Students check their understanding as a formative assessment(ticket out the door).|
|Level of Student Engagement|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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