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Forces and Motion

Immune System






Alg HW


Sci HW

Extra Credit



Heredity and Evolution Content Standards

Notes and Links

Heredity and Evolution – What processes are responsible for life’s unity and diversity?

Natural Selection 

Population Genetics

Diseases, Conditions and Syndromes

8.2 - Reproduction is a characteristic of living systems and it is essential for the continuation of every species.


Population Genetics Slides


Fossil Dating

a)      Heredity is the passage of genetic information from one generation to another.

Johann Gregor Mendel

Rule of Segregation

Rule of Independent Assortment

b)      Some of the characteristics of an organism are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.

Punnett Squares


2 Gene Punnett Square Example

Dihybrid Cross

Expected Performances

Notes and Links

C 25.   Explain the similarities and differences in cell division in somatic and germ cells.

Gametes of creatures with 1 gene

Gametes of creatures with 2 genes


C 26.   Describe the structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems, including the process of egg and sperm production.

Mitosis Notes


Asking Testable Questions

Genetics Vocabulary   

C 27.   Describe how genetic information is organized in genes on chromosomes, and explain sex determination in humans.

Chromosomes and genes

DNA Interactive

Protein Synthesis

Mitosis vs. Meiosis

Review Games      Genetics Review    Genetics Vocabulary    Genetic Engineering    Genetics Links    Immune system  

Grade Level Expectations:

1)      Relate the continued existence of any species to its successful reproduction and explain in writing the factors that contribute to successful reproduction.

2)      Describe the structure, location and function of chromosomes, genes and DNA and how they relate to each other in the living cell.

3)      Illustrate and chart the purpose, cell type (somatic and germ) and resulting chromosome count during cell division in mitosis and meiosis.

4)      Identify the major structures in human male and female reproductive systems and explain where meiosis and gamete formation take place.

5)      Investigate and report on the role of hormone production as it initiates and regulates the creation of male and female germ cells from birth through adolescence and into adulthood.

6)      Compare and contrast the events and processes that occur when a human egg is fertilized or not fertilized.

7)      Demonstrate the relationship of corresponding genes on pairs of chromosomes to traits inherited by offspring.

8)      Describe in writing the role of the germ cells in the formation of the human zygote and its resulting 23 pairs of chromosomes, the 23rd of which determines gender and the other 22 of which determine the characteristics of that offspring.


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