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- Use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab for this Unit.
- Track your results in the lab worksheet that is provided.
- Complete a lab report using the scientific method.
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Using the Laws of Inheritance
Gregor Mendel’s studies laid the foundation for modern genetics. In a series of elegant experiments, Mendel was able to deduce the most fundamental laws of single-gene and multiple-gene inheritance without having the scientific data on chromosomes, their structure, or meiotic segregation. In this lab, you will learn about and apply examples for 3 different patterns of human inheritance of traits.
In this lab, you will view information and complete activities to answer the following questions about genes and inheritance:
- What is a Punnett Square? How can it be used to analyze possible genetic outcomes for offspring?
- What is dominant/recessive inheritance?
- What is X-linked inheritance?
- What is codominant inheritance of genes?
Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report. Use the lab 3 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection.
This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.
Please submit your completed assignment in your assignment box.
|Grading Category||Category Criteria||Percentage and Points Possible|
|Purpose of Assignment and Content Development||Use of appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that expresses topic, main idea, and purpose.||
45% (90 of 200 points)
|Organization, Grammar, and Presentation||Organized and complete lab report/worksheet with all relevant information as indicated and outlined on the worksheet. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment.||
30% (60 of 200 points)
|Critical Thinking||Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions, evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and alternatives.||
20% (40 of 200 points)
|Information Literacy and Research||Demonstrates good selection and use of high quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate to the assignment. Includes correct in-text citations.||
5% (10 of 200 points)
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