Grade 8 studies genetics and heredity

The 8th graders started their new unit last week – “Who are we?”. It is an enquiry into genetics and heredity. They did an activity last week to understand how traits are passed down the generations. This led in to a discussion of how randomly siblings inherit traits from their parents. This unit will further explore how genes are responsible for the traits that we see, where are these genes stored and is it possible to predict the outcome of any hybrid cross.