Chromosomes Teacher Resources
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Genetics of Parenthood
Students participate in an activity where they flip coins to determine which allele they pass on to the F1 generation and draw the resulting child's face. They identify several inheritance patterns including dominant, recessive, incomplete dominance, polygenic, sex-linked, and epitasis.
When Heredity Follows Different Rules
In this heredity learning exercise, learners will create 3 Punnett squares to determine the genotype and phenotype of the offspring from specific breedings. Then students will answer 7 true or false questions based on chromosomes and sex-linked traits. Then learners will answer 4 short answer questions about environmental influences on gene expression.
Review of Cell Reproduction
In this biology review worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on the stages of mitosis and meiosis. They compare and contrast the two.
Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis
Take a critical thinking approach to comparing mitosis and meiosis with this set of questions. Budding biologists describe chromatids and homologous chromosomes. they identify whether different processes occur during mitosis, meiosis, or both. There is a block of print referring to a missing diagram, but finding an appropriate diagram to add or removing the instructions altogether would be worth your while since the questions are quite valuable.
Human Genetic Disorder Probabilities
In this genetic disorders worksheet, students complete punnett squares for six different human genetic disorders. They predict the outcome of the offspring including the phenotypes and genotypes of each.
Ghost in Your Genes
High schoolers explore DNA microarrays. For this genetics lesson, students model DNA microarrays that are used by scientists. High schoolers work to determine levels of breast cancer genes in patients. They will determine the treatment required based on their findings.
Modeling DNA Structure
Students build their own DNA molecules using candy. In this science lesson, students build DNA molecules using licorice and gumdrops. The lesson includes the use of streaming videos from the teacher's domain.
The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this worksheet. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart is provided for them to keep track of results. Finally, learners draw the offspring and answer critical-thinking questions about the experience and how it relates to genetic inheritance. Though some of the fonts are fuzzy, this is an amusing activity that is sure to reinforce genetics concepts.
In this science instructional activity, students read about cells, chromosomes, and genes. Students order the following items from largest to smallest: cells, chromosomes, DNA, genes, and bases.
AP: Chapter 20: DNA Technology
This nine-page biotechnology resource contains six pages of questions regarding DNA technology. Questions cover cloning, restriction enzymes, the polymerase chain reaction, different techniques, the human genome project, and more. The last three pages of this resource is an outline of what we have learned and what is yet to uncover about the human genome sequence. Since information was gathered in 2005, this portion may need updating. Otherwise, the questions are pertinent to your advanced biology course.
Students predict the probable mode of inheritance from a pedigree diagram showing phenotypes. They study the genetic basis for Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment. They give a Power Point slide show demonstrating the Pedigree Lab.
DNA Basics, Bacterial Cell Walls
Some basic descriptions of DNA and the appearance of structures in a bacteria are included along with great diagrams. The presentation has clear, but detailed slides, and your students will find the information about Gram staining easy to follow.
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.
The concepts here cover the gamut of biotechnological engineering. Information is given about plasmids and genetic manipulation. After reviewing genetic engineering, this slide show would be useful to recap some of the main procedures.
Preparation and Staining of Mammal Cells to View Sister Chromatids
Observation of sister chromatids is possible as students culture and stain mammal tissue cells.
Molecular Sequences & Primate Evolution: Amino Acids, Hemoglobins in Evolution
Students compare differences in amino acids in the beta hemoglobin from representative primates, complete a matrix of those differences, and from these data, construct and interpret cladograms as they reflect relationships and timing of divergence.
Biology - Virus Modeling
Students research one of the many types of viruses. They create a 3-D model of the virus they researched with graphics software.
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Eighth graders are able to define meiosis. They are able to compare and contrast meiosis and mitosis. Students are able to state the phases of meiosis. They complete a K-W-L chart on meiosis and mitosis. Students talk about meiosis and sexual reproduction and give definitions.
Digital Mitosis and Claymation
Students investigate mitosis and meiosis. In this biology lesson, students create an animation movie using clay showing the phases involved in mitosis or meiosis by moving the chromosomes and centrioles.
In this biology activity, students complete 23 short answer questions on bacteria using the information provided. They color and label pictures of bacteria.