Spotlight on Strategies
The 5 statements are:
1. We are a perfect genetic "blend" of our parents.
2. Our traits are all controlled by just one gene.
3. Recessive alleles are less common than dominant alleles.
4. Genes cannot effect more than one trait.
5. Certain genetic traits are more common in males than in females.
Students will draw a line down a blank sheet of paper in their notebook to create two columns. One column will be labeled "bust" and the other will be labeled "confirm." Before any information is viewed, students will pair up and in their notebook decide whether each statement belongs in the "confirm" or "bust" column. Once their predictions have been made students will independently view the video and website and decide whether they were correct. Finally, the entire class will come together to review the statements and share evidence for their reasoning.
Citations and Credits
Overcoming Misconceptions: Misconceptions as Barriers to Understanding Science. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from http://www.cirtl.net/node/2628
Robelen, E. (2013, May 31). Knowing Student Misconceptions Key to Science Teaching, Study Finds. Retrieved April 9, 2016, from http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/05/
C. (2012). Heredity: Crash Course Biology #9. Retrieved April 10, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBezq1fFUEA
Chromosome. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from: http://www.salon.com/2014/04/27/reprieve_for_men_y_chromosome_is_not_vanishing/
DNA. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
Gene. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from: http://www.femexer.org/tag/sindrome/