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This unit was developed for the teachers and students; therefore, when it is taught, the following objectives should be mastered. The students will:
This unit can be taught as one lesson over a given period of time or can be taught in parts to supplement a unit in the existing text that the teacher uses.
- 1. learn that both heredity and environment affect the development of living things;
- 2. discover that a complex molecule in the nuclei of cells carries a code that determines the traits of organisms;
- 3. observe that plants and animals with the same heredity will not be identical if their environments are different;
- 4. discover that although some traits are dominant, other traits can act together;
- 5. recognize facts and/or opinions about things occurring in the present and past related to genes; and
- 6. interpret information using charts, diagrams, time lines, and other hands-on materials to clarify a given concept.
(Recommended for Science, grade 6; and Mathematics, grades 5-8)
Biology Cells Heredity Genetics