Life Science II (Flex)
In this four-week course, your student will be introduced to DNA structure and function, basic genetics, meiosis, and predicting genetic outcomes using Punnett squares.
US Grade 6 - 8
**This course is a Flexible Schedule Course, not live.** In this course, which is geared toward an introduction to DNA and genetics, your student will learn: Week 1 - DNA - Recorded Lesson: What is DNA? - Video on DNA - Digital Worksheet on DNA and Chromosomes - Project #1: DNA Model - Directions and Rubric Week 2 - **Gamete Production** (Meiosis) - Recorded Lesson: Meiosis - Video on Meiosis and Inheritance - Practice Ordering the Steps of Meiosis - Review Week 3 - Mendelian...
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.
Homework OfferedYour student will have 1-2 review activities each week, one project, and review games to check their understanding of this course. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. Project #1 DNA Model (Week 1)
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
0All 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.
Meiosis is the formation of gametes, the cells used in reproduction. We are only addressing the cell division and the random assortment of DNA that leads to genetically diverse offspring.
Meet the teacher
Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! I am an experienced science educator with over ten years of experience in the classroom. I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas...
$12weekly or $48 for 4 weeks
Completed by 8 learners
No live video meetings
1-4 learners per class