Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Modern Genetics

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

New Hampshire Standards

NH.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
S:LS1:8:3.7. Reproduction: Students will using data provided, select evidence that supports the concept that genetic information is passed on from both parents to offspring.
NH.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (e.g. evolution, natural selection, structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
S:LS3:8:3.1. Natural Selection: Students will recognize that hereditary information is contained in genes, which are located in the chromosomes of each cell; and explain that inherited traits can be determined by either one or many genes, and that a single gene can influence more than one trait, such as eye and hair color.
S:LS3:8:3.4. Natural Selection: Students recognize that humans are able to control some characteristics of plants and animals through selective breeding; and explain how this results in small differences between the parents and offspring, which can accumulate in successive generations so that decedents are very different from their ancestors.
NH.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
S:LS4:8:3.4. Human Identity: Students will using data provided, select evidence that supports the concept that genetic information is passed on from both parents to offspring.
NH.LS5. Life Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Life Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:LS5:8:1.1. Design Technology: Students will explain how technology has influenced the course of history, and provide examples such as those that relate to agriculture, sanitation and medicine.