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An excellent review of the very specific stages of mitosis, the detailed slides start with explanations of the directionality of DNA and then develop the concept of daughter strands. The intricate diagrams are intended for experienced biology students with prior knowledge of DNA structure.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 55 Downloads
What is Personal Genetics?
Adolescents have the opportunity to consider how they feel about the possibilities presented by the current availability of genetic sequencing. After some instruction, they participate in a four-corners activity in which you read a controversial statement, and they gather into groups depending on whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning Sequence Item: Mitosis and Meiosis
Investigate the ins and outs of cell division with this comprehensive set of activities. Detailed instructions for six different activities and your choice of eight different creative assessments can be found within this resource. By completing these lessons, your young biologists will have a well-rounded understanding of mitosis and meiosis.
7th - 10th Science 68 Views 312 Downloads
Variation in a Species
If there are no extenuating environmental factors to ensure competition in a species, then variation is achieved by random mutation. This resource may be more useful after viewers are introduced to the concepts of alleles and the heredity involved with sexual reproduction.
20 mins 10th - 12th Science 5 Views 12 Downloads
Natural Selection and the Owl Butterfly
The lecturer describes how certain characteristics develop. In this case, he discusses eye marking. The impact of environmental factors plays a huge role in the probability of successful reproduction and the fact that favorable genes will be passed on to repeat the same characteristic.
13 mins 10th - 12th Science 3 Views 33 Downloads
The Genetic Basis of Neurological Disorders
Learners explore neurological disorders. They examine the presence and absence of discernible genes. Students describe neruological diseases and draw faces of affected persons. They play a human neurology disorders learning game.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
Mechanisms of Evolution
What does appearance have to do with survival in nature? Allow your future biologists a chance to learn about natural selection through games, flashcards, discussions, and an interesting writing prompt about squirrel colors in the Grand Canyon.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 46 Downloads
Learners plant seeds in order to investigate and explore the questions: "How do seed companies develop varieties of plants?" and "What is the ideal plant?" Students will study related vocabulary and sketch seeds as they emerge. Learners then complete a scientific worksheet related to cause and effect of the seeds and their growth.
6th - 7th Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
DNA: The Genetic Material
The various experiments and processes that were completed in the 20th century to further our understanding of DNA are summarized here. There are wonderful slides to popularize the scientists who dedicated their professional life to scientific research.
9th - 12th Science 30 Views 104 Downloads
The metaphors used here to describe the "cut and paste" procedures for genetic engineering will really help your biologists in their understanding of restriction enzymes and DNA. The uses of genes that are isolated and incorporated into plasmids are discussed and will help your students learn the real life opportunities and application of biotechnology.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 39 Downloads
Skin Deep? - Race and Disease
With this outstanding resource, biology pupils learn about how different races seem to respond differently to environmental conditions and medication. After viewing, learners work in partners to role play researchers looking for single-nucleotide substitutions in DNA base pairs by analyzing gene sequences.
10 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Hands-On Approach to Teaching the DNA Structure and Function
Young scholars investigate the structure of DNA, replication and transcription. In this DNA lesson plan, students build models of DNA using piper cleaners and paper clips. They demonstrate replication of DNA and transcription of DNA to mRNA.
9th - 12th Science 27 Views 139 Downloads
In this adaptations worksheet, students read about 3 species that have changed over time to adapt to their environment. Students design a squirrel that has adapted to an island habitat that students are assigned. They describe the squirrel's adaptations and why they are beneficial.
7th - 9th Science 15 Views 139 Downloads
Gene Cloning Worksheet #1
In this gene cloning learning exercise, high schoolers are given a gene sequence of DNA, plasmid DNA, 3 restriction enzymes, their cut patterns and a DNA ligase. They answer 6 questions about the results of using different restriction enzymes to cut the gene sequence and how they would go about inserting the gene into the plasmid DNA.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 81 Downloads
Exploring Structure and Function in Biological Systems
High schoolers examine different levels of organization in biological systems for structure and function relationships. In this biological systems lesson plan, students use Internet resources to look at structure and function in the eye, the cell, protein synthesis, and sickle cell anemia.
9th - 12th Science 81 Views 255 Downloads