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Life Science II - DNA, Meiosis, and Punnett Squares

In this 4 week course, your middle school student will be introduced to DNA, cell division (meiosis), and Punnett Squares.
Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
496 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
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Class
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
11-14
year olds
2-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

By the end of this course, your student will understand the basics of genetic material and inheritance. They will learn about the structure and function of DNA, that genes are located on chromosomes, how genetic material is passed from parent to offspring (cells only, no other details), and how to calculate the probability of traits being passed from parent to offspring. 
In this course, your student will have 1-2 review activities each week, one project, and three short 10 question quiz to check their understanding. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. 

Project #1 DNA Model (Week 1)
All work can be completed digitally. If your student prefers doing the projects on paper, the following materials are suggested: paper, colored pencils, and small household items for the DNA model.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Short quizzes and questions to check the student's understanding along the way. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Meiosis is the formation of gametes, the cells used in reproduction. We only address the cell division and the random assortment of DNA that leads to genetically diverse offspring. 

Teacher

Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
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Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
496 total reviews
556 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas teaching certificate, and an... 
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