Mendelian Genetics

The NGSS focus on a deep understanding of core ideas and do not include the names of scientists in the performance expectations. The history and work of scientists can and should be incorporated when teaching the concepts their work contributed to. For example, Gregor Mendel and the laws he formed can be included when teaching about heredity.


Disciplinary Core Idea: 
LS1B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS3A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3B: Variation of Traits
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)