Developed by The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.
Topics include Mendelian genetics, alleles, dominant and recessive traits, incomplete dominance, independent assortment and recombination, genes and chromosomes, pedigrees, genetics and medical conditions, single-celled organisms, cellular structure, body systems.
Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)
North Carolina State Standards
7.L.1 Understand the processes, structures, and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.
- 7.L.1.1 Compare the structures and life functions of single-celled organisms that carry out all of the basic functions of life including: • Euglena • Amoeba • Paramecium • Volvox
- 7.L.1.2 Compare the structures and functions of plant and animal cells, including major organelles (cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles).
- 7.L.1.3 Summarize the hierarchical organization of multicellular organisms from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.
- 7.L.1.4 Summarize the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, and excretion) and ways that these systems interact with each other to sustain life.
7.L.2 Understand the relationship of the mechanisms of cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance, and external factors to potential variation and survival among offspring.
- 7.L.2.1 Explain why offspring that result from sexual reproduction (fertilization and meiosis) have greater variation than offspring that result from asexual reproduction (budding and mitosis).
- 7.L.2.2 Infer patterns of heredity using information from Punnett squares and pedigree analysis.
- 7.L.2.3 Explain the impact of the environment and lifestyle choices on biological inheritance (to include common genetic diseases) and survival.