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Getting Nerdy® Science—Genetics: Complete Bundle

Downloadable resource

You’re ready to teach with this comprehensive bundle on genetics. Engage your students with animated PowerPoints and 4–5 weeks of aligned lessons covering the following topics:

  • Punnett squares
  • Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance
  • DNA
  • Meiosis
  • Pedigrees, selective breeding and hybridization
  • Genetic engineering

Complete bundle includes:

  • 115+ slide fully editable PowerPoint with objectives, bell work, guided notes and animations.
  • 160+ PDF pages of aligned notes, labs, projects, activities, study guide and assessments.
  • A final assessment aligned with the notes and activities completed during the unit.
  • 24 interactive notebook activities aligned with the topics and lessons in the unit
  • 50+ aligned visual word wall cards (English-only and English/Spanish translated) with roots, suffixes and prefixes
  • 20 aligned task cards for warm-ups, exit tickets, project starters and more

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Cause and effect
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-1. Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.