We Are More Alike Than We Think
1 The Hook, Can You Curl your Tongue
Students may think that the more common the trait the Better you are... but that is not the case. Some traits simply show up more frequently in the human population.
Ask the three socrative quetions
Can you curl your tongue (yes, or no)
What do think the class frequency of tongue rolling might be ( provide %ages)
Open ended what other traits do you share with the class such as eye color or hair color?
2 Survey- An Inventory of My Traits
once on the learn.genetics website
looking for inherited human traits a quick referrence will provdie prictures for ELL students and SPED and for the general education that will show you the traits
To get the survey you can downloaded it from the same site, look for an item "alike but not the same"
if you can't find it on the website google An Inventory of My Traits. PDF and it will be second down the list
have students fill in the survey paper pencil is good or you can upload the docuemnt into google drive.
teacher creates a google form with with the survey questions and the students will use their ipad number and submit the data to share with the class.
Students then graph the data pencil paper extension;
3 Wrap Up
Have students go home and compare their graph with their family, how are you alike how are you different? Where do you think you got your traits. Is there a trait you have that your parent does not or bother or sister?