Genetics and Inherentance


Genes can produce amazing results. They transmit biological information from generation to generation. Sometimes that information seems hidden until the genes are expressed in the next generation.

The lessons involved in this unit are geared towards middle school and high school students. They will help your students learn what genes are, how Medellian laws of genetics work and how genetid transmission can help organisms adapt to their surroundings or help humans adapt new breeds to themselves!

Image: Gene image from Wikimedia Commons; Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute