Genetics Lesson

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Genetic Phenotypes of the Superheroes is a lesson plan by Rhode Island teacher Jerry Aissis for Junior High Biology students. It seeks to explain genetics by matching two superhero parents together and then speculating on their offspring.

Phenotypes are the observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism.


"Genetic diversity creates cultural differences that make our world unique. DNA is the material that genes are made of and this material is passed on from generation to generation. The environment and our genetic makeup interact to give us our phenotype. Students will develop skills working cooperatively to create a finished product to understand these concepts constructively, using computer skills and the World Wide Web."


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