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The Cancer Gene We All Have
What is cancer? And why don't we all have it? These concepts are explored and tumor suppressor genes are introduced in this animated feature. This nutshell of information is fully packed and makes an outstanding resource for your biology class!
3 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
From Gene to Protein WebQuest
A terrific WebQuest is outlined here for your young scientists. They will learn about how proteins are made by following the instructions given to them from genes. Before the WebQuest begins, there are some terrific "front loading" activities and worksheets present in the plan.
7th - 12th Science 25 Views 56 Downloads
Learners come to understand that in sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, typically half of the genes come from each parent. Students examine a fictional pedigree and determine which gene is responsible for a given trait. The genetic information for individuals is depicted as a jigsaw puzzle.
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 101 Downloads
Students describe the economic relationship between farmers, consumers, and food companies. They examine the issues regarding the reactions of consumers in this country and other countries to the use of gene-altered crops in food products by reading and discussing "New Trade Threat for U.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Where'd You Get Those Genes?
Geneticists manipulate Punnett squares to determine the patterns of dominant and recessive gene influence on first and second generations of humans and plants. The technology-based lesson plan employs a variety of media for exploring heredity and is ideal for the middle school life science classroom.
7th - 10th Science 21 Views 125 Downloads
The Case of Regulation in Cells
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with the rest of the class, making this an entertaining way to wrap up a unit on gene activities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students study the relationship between several vocabulary words and identify the connection between genes and traits. In this gene inheritance lesson students gain understanding on mutations and how it can be passed on and what the chances are of inheriting a mutation.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
Genes and Inheritance
Learners explore genes and inheritance. After listening to a story describing a rare genetic disease, students discuss inheritance and how living things pass on traits to their children. In groups learners, students decipher code problems, draw each problem, and predict what would happen if the codes were changed.
8th - 11th Science 7 Views 23 Downloads
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: What can Personal Genetics Tell Us about Aggression in Humans?
The highlight of this lesson is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the concept that many genes contribute to some of our traits.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few in-depth lesson plans and hands-on activities to use with your biology classes when studying natural selection or heredity.
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be laminated for repetitive use at stations where learners investigate adaptations, morphology, genes, and analogous and homologous structures.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gene Cloning Worksheet #1
In this gene cloning activity, students 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 7 Views 80 Downloads
Ghost in Your Genes
Students explore DNA microarrays. In this genetics lesson, students model DNA microarrays that are used by scientists. Students work to determine levels of breast cancer genes in patients. They will determine the treatment required based on their findings.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
Fancy Fish: Gene Frequency
High school biology learners simulate gene flow within a population of fish. They hold colored fish cards as identification and carry "Good & Plenty®” candies to represent alleles, the recessive homozygous of which is lethal. You will need to construct the fish cards and set obstacles up around the room for fish to swim around.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Control of Eukaryotic Genes
Covering the molecular interactions involved with DNA packing and the control of gene activity in depth, this slideshow is useful for higher-level biology students. The biochemical components of protein translation are diagrammed and labeled, and will be much clearer when the are displayed in this manner.
11th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 22 Downloads