Mendel

In this lesson we will learn about the development of our understanding of genetics, including the work of Gregor Mendel.

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Q1.How many chromosomes are in a human body cell?

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Q2.What are the female sex chromosomes?

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Q3.What are the male sex chromosomes?

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Q4.What is the probability a couple's first baby is born female?

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Q5.A couples first baby was born male. What is the probability a couple's second baby is also born male?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.How many chromosomes are in a human body cell?

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Q2.What are the female sex chromosomes?

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Q3.What are the male sex chromosomes?

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Q4.What is the probability a couple's first baby is born female?

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Q5.A couples first baby was born male. What is the probability a couple's second baby is also born male?

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Mendel

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

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Q1.What did Gregor Mendel study patterns of inheritance in?

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Q2.What did Mendel call the characteristics which were passed on unchanged to descendants?

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Q3.Which of the following was NOT something Mendel observed in pea plants?

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Q4.Mendel found that when short and tall pea plants were crossed, all of the F1 generation were tall. What does this tell us about tall pea plants?

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Q5.If Mendel then cross-bred the F1 generation, what percentage of the F2 generation would be tall?

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Q6.When did each of the following developments in gene theory take place?

The behaviour of chromosomes during cell division was first observed

The structure of DNA was discovered, and an understanding of gene function was developed

Mendel observed 'units' of inheritance

Chromosomes (and genes) were found to behave similarly to Mendel's 'units'.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Mendel

This quiz will assess you on knowledge learned in today's lesson, as well as what you have learned in earlier lessons.

Question 1

Question 1

Question 2

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

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Question 5

Question 6

Q1.What did Gregor Mendel study patterns of inheritance in?

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Q2.What did Mendel call the characteristics which were passed on unchanged to descendants?

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Q3.Which of the following was NOT something Mendel observed in pea plants?

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Q4.Mendel found that when short and tall pea plants were crossed, all of the F1 generation were tall. What does this tell us about tall pea plants?

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Q5.If Mendel then cross-bred the F1 generation, what percentage of the F2 generation would be tall?

5/6

Q6.When did each of the following developments in gene theory take place?

The behaviour of chromosomes during cell division was first observed

The structure of DNA was discovered, and an understanding of gene function was developed

Mendel observed 'units' of inheritance

Chromosomes (and genes) were found to behave similarly to Mendel's 'units'.

6/6

Lesson summary: Mendel

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