ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- All living things possess characteristics, or traits, that are inherited (passed down) from their parent or parents either asexually or sexually.
- The transmission of traits from one generation to the next is called heredity, and the scientific study of heredity and variation of traits is called genetics.
- An organisms’ traits are determined by their genes, which consist of coded information made up of segments of DNA.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about genetics, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about genetics are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.