SEEd - Grade 7
Strand 7.4: REPRODUCTION AND INHERITANCE
The great diversity of species on Earth is a result of genetic variation. Genetic traits are passed from parent to offspring. These traits affect the structure and behavior of organisms, which affect the organism's ability to survive and reproduce. Mutations can cause changes in traits that may affect an organism. As technology has developed, humans have been able to change the inherited traits in organisms which may impact society.
7th Grade OER Science Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
GSLC Teacher Resources
From the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center, a classroom activity index, kits to carry out extended activities, and more.
Find background information and practice doing basic genetics. Additional web resources also listed.
SEEd Storyline 7.4.1
Storyline Big Idea: Sexual reproduction produces genetic variation.
SEEd Storyline 7.4.2
Storyline Big Idea: Specific adaptations and structures affect the probability of survival to reproduction.
SEEd Storyline 7.4.3
Storyline Big Idea: Mutations can be harmful, neutral, or beneficial.
SEEd Storyline 7.4.4
Storyline Big Idea: Humans use technologies to select desired traits in organisms.
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