We closed out the unit today with a review of dihybrid crosses. Students received their scored unit quizzes from last Friday, and the common theme across all of my classes was that students needed more practice with dihybrid crosses. 60 more words
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The quiz today covered one and two-trait Punnett Squares, challenged students to compare mitosis and meiosis using ten key unit vocabulary terms, and included a questioned designed to provoke student thinking around a topic incorporating genetics, evolution, and student opinion. 59 more words
Students learned to construct and analyze the products of a dihybrid cross (two-trait Punnett Square) today. We worked through the entry task slide using the white boards and document camera in class to ensure student understanding of the process. 38 more words
Class began with a “pop quiz” – an entry task designed to serve multiple purposes. First, students were tasked with thinking about whether they thought there was a relationship between males, females, dominant alleles, and recessive alleles. 107 more words
We kicked off 4th quarter with a review of content covered during the first week of the Meiosis Unit. After a one-week interruption by Spring Break, students watched the Crash Course meiosis video (below), focusing on crossing over and homologous recombination. 14 more words