Students will be able to
- describe how Mendel used cross- and self-pollination to produce first generation and second generation pea plants,
- explain that Mendel chose pea plants for his experiments because they were easily grown, could be cross-, self-, and artificially pollinated, and had obviously contrasting traits,
- outline how Mendel’s experiments showed there were dominant traits and recessive traits in pea plants,
- identify the laws that Mendel wrote following his experiments as the law of dominance, the law of independent assortment, and the law of segregation,
- use genetic crosses and diagrams to determine dominant and recessive traits and simple phenotypic ratios.