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GENA 2009 Lesson Plan: Meiosis and Genetic Variation


This lesson, Meiosis and Genetic Variation, is designed for first year high school biology students. It will be included in an introductory course in which the students have limited knowledge of classical Mendelian inheritance patterns. Students will learn how genetic information flows from one generation to the next via meiosis and fertilization. This exercise will focus on how independent assortment of chromosomes during meiosis contributes to genetic variation amongst siblings.