Lesson 3: Engineer

In The Engineer, students will:

Use scientific reasoning (via reverse engineering) to create the ideal parent genetic combination that would result in their chosen trait in an offspring.

MS-LS3-2: Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
MS-LS4-5: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

Time Required: 150 minutes