Patterns of Inheritance: A Brief Overview
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This is the complete Patterns of Inheritance course, including videos and quizzes. This course is designed for you to gain a basic understanding of genetics and be able to predict outcomes of genetic crosses. Genetics plays the biggest role about why you are you, but do you really understand patterns of inheritance? This course will help you to better understand the basics of genetics as you learn the following concepts:
I've written this course to help you gain a better understanding of how genes are passed from one generation to the next. Genes affect everyone, whether they understand it or not and it's important to have at least a basic understanding to better understand yourself and your potential offspring.
This course covers the following topics; 1. Gregor Mendel, 2. Mendel and the Idea of Alleles, 3. Inheritance of Alleles, 4. Punnett Squares, and 5. X-Linked Inheritance.
By following each lecture, you will be gaining a better understanding of the current knowledge base of how genes are passed from one generation to the next. It will also help you gain a better grasp upon some of your own traits, as well as the traits future offspring could have.
I've used my experience as a high school Biology teachers to create a high quality learning experience for students, while sticking to the basic material to provide support for learners who are new to the material.
How to Use the Course
I've recorded five lectures that cover the basic concepts needed to understand patterns of inheritance. I've also created three short quizzes for you to check your understanding of various concepts. Each lecture is kept short, but plenty of information is included.
It may be necessary for you to watch videos several times in order to feel confident enough to take each quiz, but that is perfectly fine! Feel free to pause videos, or come back to them later if you don't have enough time to finish it right away. Each student it going to learn in a different way, at their own unique pace. I've also provided learning objectives before each lecture and quiz, so you know what to expect each and every time.
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|Section 1: Gregor Mendel - The Father of Genetics|
This short video will be an introduction to the Father of Genetics, Gregor Mendel. Mendel was an Austrian monk who made great discoveries in the field of genetics by using simple pea plants. Even though his experiments were conducted decades ago, his methods and results still hold true today.
The second video lecture in this series will focus on Mendel's study of pea plants. Mendel was able to disprove the Blending theory, that assumed all offspring was a simple blend of previous traits, and old traits could not be brought up. There will also be a short discussion on the difference between genes and alleles.
|Section 2: Inheritance of Alleles|
This video will provide a description of the differences in dominant and recessive traits. There will also be an explanation of how two genes come together to create a trait. Those traits can then be homozygous dominant, heterozygous, or homozygous recessive. From those genotypes, or genetic makeups, a person can also figure out the phenotypes of those items, which are what the trait actually looks like.
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
This short quiz will be testing your knowedge and understanding of the differences between traits that are homozygous dominant, heterozygous, homozygous recessive.
|Section 3: Punnett Square Practice|
This video will help you gain an understanding of the basic use and application of monohybrid and dihyrbrid crosses. You will be going through examples of both kinds of crosses and how to calculate the phenotypic and genotypic ratios of each.
|Quiz 2||3 questions|
This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of monohybrid crosses.
|Quiz 3||2 questions|
This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of dihybrid crosses.
|Section 4: X-Linked Inheritance|
I've been a high school Science teacher for two years now. I teach a general Science course for my ninth grade students and I also teach Biology for tenth grade students. I'm very excited to also be taking on Chemistry next year! I have been transitioning most of my classes to a blended learning classroom with video lectures. This has allowed me to integrate more hands-on activities and labs into my daily routine.