Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Genetics - Study of Heredity

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Next Generation Science Standards

NGSS.MS-LS. LIFE SCIENCE
MS-LS3. Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-LS3.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.A:1. Genes are located in the chromosomes of cells, with each chromosome pair containing two variants of each of many distinct genes. Each distinct gene chiefly controls the production of specific proteins, which in turn affects the traits of the individual. Changes (mutations) to genes can result in changes to proteins, which can affect the structures and functions of the organism and thereby change traits. (MS-LS3-1)