This resource is aligned to NGSS standard MS-LS3-2. It’s very simple and designed to be used digitally, although can easily be a printed assignment with the addition of a couple colored pencils or markers.
Students are prompted to create models that represent the differences in sexual and asexual reproduction using digital manipulatives. There are a few short answers covering the benefits and drawbacks of both sexual and asexual reproduction as well a a rubric included.
Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.
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. Emphasis is on using models such as Punnett squares, diagrams, and simulations to describe the cause and effect relationship of gene transmission from parent(s) to offspring and resulting genetic variation.