Basic Concepts in Genetics

Introduce your students to basic concepts in genetics. This section introduces the concept of genetic variation through considering inherited and environmental variations. Students will also research the structure of DNA.

Learning objectives

  • To know that heredity is the process by which genetic information is transmitted from one generation to the next.
  • To understand that genetic variation between individuals within a species can be due to inherited or environmental variation.
  • To understand how the double helix is formed.

Students' outcomes

  • To explain how individual variation can be due to inherited or environmental forces.
  • To explain how the double helix is formed.

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