Blueprint Objectives: 

Grade 2

Heredity and Reproduction

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

I

Recognize that all living things come from other living things.

Where Do Butterflies Come From
Pollen Park
BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

I

Match offspring with their parents.

Are You My Mother

Animals and Their Babies
What will I grow up to be?
BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

I

Recognize that as an organism grows, its appearance may change.

Animal Lifecycles
Life Cycles
Life Cycles Grades 1-2
BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

 

D

 

Provide specific examples of differences among animals of the same kind.

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

D

 

Classify an organism according to the environment in which it can best survive.

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

 

 

Grade 3 Heredity and Reproduction 

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

D

 

Recognize that organisms develop the ability to reproduce as they mature.
Where do butterflies come from?

Life Cycles

D

 

Note similarities and differences between parents and offspring.
Ologist
Why do you look like you?
Family Ties

A

LC

Choose the diagram that depicts a parent with its offspring.

What makes you, you? What makes me, me?
What makes you, you?

A

LC

Select the illustration that shows an adult organism.
Animal Babies

D

 

Describe how an organism (e.g., frog, butterfly) changes as it matures.
Heredity

A

LC

Select the illustration that shows how an organism changes as it matures.
Life Cycles of Animals
Life Cycles
Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

 
 

Grade 4 Heredity and Reproduction

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

D

 

Compare the traits of offspring with those of the parent.

DNA Movie

A

LC

Distinguish offspring from the parent.

Animals, Babies

A

LC

Recognize the relationship between reproduction and the survival of a species.

Giant Panda

California Condor

Turtles in Trouble

D

 

Describe the life cycle of an animal (i.e., frog, mealworm).

A Butterfly’s Life

All About Monarchs
Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Hatching Baby Chicks

A

LC

Select the illustration that depicts the life cycle of a specific organism.

Life Cycle of A Butterfly

Foss Web (Click Life Cycle Activity)

Insect Life Cycle
Animals’ Life Cycle - Webquest

 

Grade 5 Heredity and Reproduction

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

I

 

Explain the function of the flower in plant reproduction.

How Flowering plants reproduce

Why do plants have flowers?

I

 

Observe specific plants and explain how they grow from and produce seeds (i.e., sunflowers, and beans).

Seed Dispersal

Plants in Motion

I

 

Compare and contrast how different plants reproduce (i.e., flowers and spores).

Pollination Parties!

D

 

Recognize that new generations of living things arise through reproduction.

Animal Cell Mitosis 

Movies of plant and animal cell mitosis

Genetic Science Learning Center

A

LC

Compare the traits of parents and their offspring.

Powerpoint: Heredity 

We are all alike

Fun with Heredity

Kids Genetics

Powerpoint JCS: http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/Heredity_files/frame.htm

Heredity Family Level: http://www.genetics.gsk.com/kids/heredity01.htm

Internet Resources:  http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/games/Sunkenanimalgrowth-lesson.ppt http://www.sln.org/guide/knox/Traits/traitsexamples.pdf

 

 

A

LC

Infer the importance of reproduction to the survival of a species.

Reproduction and Heredity

D

 

Describe the life cycle of a fast growing plant.

How A Seed Grows Into A Plant

Life Cycle of A Plant

Life Cycle of A Plant Movie

A

LC

Recognize the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

Insect Metamorphosis

PBS: Japan’s Secret Garden : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/satoyama/transform.html

Ivy Hall: http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/1insects/buginfo.html

Internet Resources:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/lifecycles.shtml

http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/biodiversity/invert/glossary.html#complete

http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/biodiversity/invert/glossary.html#incomplete

 

 

 

Grade 7 Heredity and Reproduction

 

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

A

HR

 

Match a flower part with its reproductive function.

Flowering Plan Reproduction

Lesson Plant Reproduction

A

HR

 

Distinguish between sexual and asexual methods of reproduction.

Lesson Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

D

 

 

Recognize that genetic information is passed from parent to offspring during reproduction.

Kids Genetics

What makes you, you?  What makes me, me?

A

HR

 

Recognize advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction.

Compare Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

A

HR

 

Recognize a variety of pollination methods and associated floral adaptations.

Pollination

What is Pollination?

Lesson Partners in Pollination

 

Grade 8 Heredity and Reproduction

 The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

A

HR

Differentiate between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

Insect Metamorphosis

A

HR

Distinguish between sexual and asexual methods of reproduction.

Mitosis/meiosis

What is inheritance?

 

 

Use the results of a test cross to distinguish between dominant and recessive traits.

Kids genetics with punnett squares

A

HR

Differentiate between dominant and recessive traits.

Kids genetics with punnett squares

A

HR

Predict the genotypes of offspring in a monohybrid cross using a punnett square.

What is inheritance?

Working out Punnett Squares Online

I

 

Draw or construct a model representing the relationship among DNA, genes, and chromosomes.

DNA presentation

 Gene presentation

Chromosome presentation
Genetic Probe

A

HR

Select models or illustrations that are representations of DNA.

DNA presentation

A

HR

Associate a change in a DNA molecule with a mutation.

Making Protein

A

HR

Identify types of genetic engineering (i.e., gene splicing and cloning) and evaluate the impact of genetic engineering on society.

Genetic Engineering

Animal Cloning

I

 

Construct a simple model that represents the basic process by which reproductive cells are produced (meiosis).

Mitosis/meiosis

I

 

Research and present information on careers related to biotechnology.

Biotechnology

Careers in Biotech

 

 

Lesson Plans
  1. Nature Nuture Grades 3-5
  2. Fun with Heredity Grade 5
  3. Easter Egg Genetics Grade 5+
  4. Gummy Bear Genetics Grade 5+
  5. Fun with Heredity (PDA Lesson Plan)
  6. Aging and Genetics Grade 5+
  7. The Future's in the Genes Grades 3-5
  8. Lettuce Be Different Grades K-5
  9. Where Do Butterflies Come From? Grades K-2
  10. Life of A Monarch Butterfly Grades K-2
  11. Tadpoles to Frogs Grades K-1
  12. Frogs Grade 2
  13. Frog Unit Grades K-5
  14. Frogs: A Thematic Unit Plan Grades K-2
  15. Salmon Life Cycles Grades K-2
  16. Life Systems Grade 1
  17. Animal Life Cycles Grades 3-5
  18. Wearing My Genes Grade 5+
  19. What is a Trait?  Grades 4-5
  20. Genetics:  You are Unique Grade 5+



 

Topics
  1. Human Anatomy Online
  2. DNA from the Beginning
  3. Genetic Science Learning Center
  4. Life Cycles:  The Monarch Butterfly
  5. The Life Cycle of A Butterfly
  6. The Gene School
  7. Heredity
  8. Reproduction and Heredity
  9. Names of Animals and Babies
  10. The Amazing Human Body

 

Worksheets:
  1. Butterfly Life Cycle
  2. Label the Butterfly Life Cycle
  3. Life Cycle of A Butterfly
  4. Salmon Life Cycle Worksheet
  5. Three or Four Phase Life Cycles
  6. Heredity Chart
  7. My Family Tree
  8. Animal Life Cycles

 

Interactive Websites for Students
  1. Concentration Game
  2. Online Quiz
  3. Brain Pop DNA
  4. Designer Genes
  5. Cracking the Code of Life
  6. The Salmon Story
  7. Butterflies Puzzles
  8. Writing Across Curriculum:  Heredity
  9. PowerPoint:  Traits Download the Presentation
  10. We Are All Alike
  11. Animal Life Cycle Student Slide Shows
  12. Life Cycles
  13. Life Cycle Puzzle
  14. Life Cycles Grades 1-2
  15. Are you my mother?
  16. What will I grow up to be?
  17. Animals and Their Babies
  18. Quia - Genetics Terms Grade 5+
  19. Quia Game Plant Reproduction, Genetics
  20. Species Life Cycles
  21. Songs:  It Takes Two * -- Rosenshontz
  22. Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)







 

 

 
Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools