Mendelian Genetics


*This course is intended for upper elementary students


Class Schedule

July 22nd, July 23rd, July 24th, July 25th, July 26th

4:00-4:50 pm PST

*Note: This is a weeklong course meeting each day from Monday-Friday


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

Students will engage in an introductory course that explores mendelian genetics, the story of Gregor Mendel and his peas, as well as connecting his experiments to real world probability. We’ll explore some introductory genetic concepts like inheritance, dominance and recessive traits, and punnet squares. We’ll develop an understanding of probability, and how this plays a role in our traits that are inherited. 

Student Outcomes: 

  • Develop a strong understanding of probability and how it connects to inheritance
  • Create and dissect punnet squares related to traits and probability
  • Develop a strong understanding of introductory genetic topics

Student Experience

Pattern Seeker




Your Teacher: Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts has worked as a teacher in California for over 8 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Colorado State University, a background in marine biology, and a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of San Francisco. Her experience spans from working with animals, conducting scientific research, and classroom teaching at a public charter school in grades k-8. She has a passion for science, math, and fostering curiosity.  She has taught a wide range of ability levels including gifted students. Lindsey enjoys creating project based learning units connecting multiple subject matters in a way for students to better understand. In addition to working at Cresconova, she currently operates Rooted in STEM Education, ( a private tutoring business. Her clients are both international and domestic and many of her current students identify as gifted. They respond to her high level of engagement and deep content knowledge. She is thrilled to share her passions of animals, science, and math with Cresconova students!