• We have a new program this year called Amplify Science. Students will be able to access Amplify from home devices to aid in their understanding of the curriculum. 

    Our third unit is Traits and Reproduction and students will answer this question: Why do traits vary, and why do they vary even between parents and offspring and among siblings?

     

    Unit Three Big ideas:

    *Variation in traits can be caused by variation in protein molecules within individuals’ cells. Protein molecules’ structures affect their function and the way they connect to other molecules. .

     

    *Genes are instructions for proteins; each gene version provides an instruction to make a specific protein molecule. An organism has two copies of a gene for each feature; these can be the same version (homozygous) or different (heterozygous).


    *In sexual reproduction, each parent randomly passes on one of its two copies of each gene to its offspring.