Reproduction and Heredity
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 4:39 PM
Reproduction and Heredity Review
The SciGuide features two main sections, "Every Organism requires a set of instructions for specific traits" and "Reproduction is the characteristic of all living things."
In the unit plan given in this section, it has videos on the journey of the sperm as it reaches the egg, mouse genetics, and passing on DNA. Parts of the lesson rely upon the students viewing the video prior to conducting the lesson - so like all lessons it's wise to make sure you have enough time to view these videos as well as the logistics like having a projector. Doing this lesson would undoubtedly be a bit more difficult if you are floating and don't have your own classroom. This SciGuide is also meant mostly for 6-8 graders but for teachers like me who have many ELL students the difficulty level of this SciGuide may actually be more appropriate for 9th graders, especially if you have an integrated science class.
All the links that I clicked on worked, which is good, since other SciGuides in the past have had outdated links. Would recommend using this SciGuide.