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The Future's in the Genes

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Subject:Science
Grade:3-5

Brief Description
Students conduct an interactive pea experiment to study the concept of genetics.

Objectives

Students learn the basics of genetics and conduct an interactive pea experiment to test what they have learned.

Keywords

Mendel, genes, pea experiment, DNA, heredity

Materials Needed

Genetics Kids Style or other print or online resources about genetics; Pea Experiment; Pea Experiment work sheet

Lesson Plan

Assessment

Evaluate students on their Pea Experiment work sheet answers.
Answers:
1. yellow; 2. yellow or green; 3. none; 4. both; 5. smooth; 6. smooth, yellow; 7. recessive; 8. dominant.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.1
NS.5-8.3

12/18/2000