Video: Mendel’s Laws of Heredity

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Gregor Mendel is known as the Father of Modern Genetics. His work on pea plants form the basis for what we know about how traits are passed on from Parents to Offspring. In this video, I deal with his Laws of Heredity and also with some terms that are essential to our understanding of genetics. We look at the Punnett Square and how it’s useful in making predictions. Why do you look the way you look and what role do your genes place? These are some of the exciting concepts I cover in this section.

This is part Chapter 10 in the textbook Biology: The Dynamics of Life, which is the chapter on Mendel and Meiosis.


  • Who is Gregor Mendel
  • Mendel’s Crosses
  • Phenotypes and Genotypes
  • Probability in Genetics


  1. Lori January 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    Oh no! Really need this video to explain all of this to my homeschooled kiddo. You explain things so well. Help!!!


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