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Beauty: Patterns in Nature
Young scholars explore the patterns of nature. In this interdisciplinary instructional activity, students examine beauty in nature and participate in a hands-on simulation that demonstrates how human preferences for beauty have led to an increased frequency of particular traits expressed in the gene pool of a species.
5th - 12th Science 8 Views 8 Downloads
CELL TRANSFORMATION IN TOBACCO LEAF DISKS
Students work with whole plant material and are not required to measure small quantities, yet they can see evidence of transformed plant cells (plant cells that have genes from bacterial plasmids). This is a laboratory suitable for students who are familiar with the basic principles of plant cell structure, tissue culture, sterile technique, and cell transformation (bacterial infection, plasmid vectors, marker genes, selection medium, and enzyme activity assays).
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Beyond Mendel's Laws of Inheritance
Mendels laws of Genetics are extended here with examples of traits that are completely controlled by just one gene. Malfunctions such as albinism and baldness can therefore be tracked and will demonstrate inheritance patterns to your class.
9th - 11th Science 5 Views 37 Downloads
Food, Glorious Food?
How are the reactions between American and European consumers different when it comes to genetically modified foods? Use the New York Times article "Consumers in Europe Resist Gene-Altered Foods" to inform your middle schoolers about the controversy, as well as to compare the reaction in America.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 185 Downloads
DNA and Gene Expression
The many slides and images in this PowerPoint are clear and relevant to the detailed content covering the details of DNA structure, replication, cell differentiation, and mutation on an advanced level. The slideshow summarizes all of the main concepts involved with DNA and characteristics
10th Science 3 Views 29 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
Lesson: Jazzy Stripes and Worlds
Every artist creates in his own unique way drawing from a variety of inspirational sources. Upper graders work to expand their understanding of the creative process by first analyzing a modern piece and then creating one. They listen to jazz music and compare it to the visual cues in the piece, Phantom Tatoo.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Beauty & Challenge of Stripes
Students view Gene Davis's picture Phantom Tattoo to examine stripes in the artwork. In this stripes lesson, students explore the characteristics of stripes. Students use stripes to create art. Students understand that the Davis painting was made with masking tape.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Genetics Practice: Beyond the Basics
What do you get when you cross a purple with a white? Genetics geniuses figure it out with a Punnett square. On this assignment, they must solve crosses for incomplete dominance, codominance, lethal dominance, and sex-linked genes. It is a rare worksheet as most Punnett square practice pages involve only simple crosses.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 115 Downloads
The Gene Scene
Sixth-grade scientists gain understanding of how genetic traits manifest with simple experiments, such as determining whether their tongues are roller or non-roller, taster or non-taster. Extensions include performing tests at home with the family, charting results, and creating a project based on their experience.
6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Raven Chapter 15 Guided Notes: Genes and How They Work
What does it take to produce all of the proteins that make up a living organism? An amazing series of events! Biology novices review the steps of protein synthesis by breaking down transcription and translation in detail. Colorful diagrams add visual value to the instructional activity.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 30 Downloads
Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik town hall meeting.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Heredity and Genes
Students examine how genes contribute to hereditary traits using a variety of resources. In this heredity and genes lesson plan, students read and discuss the assigned portions of Human Anatomy & Physiology by Elaine Marieb before accessing virtual resources at assigned web sites.
Higher Ed Science 7 Views 24 Downloads
Simulation of Gene Splicing
Young scholars simulate gene splicing by examining bacteria. They create a bacterial DNA into which they insert the human DNA (gene) that codes for growth hormone. They cut the sites of the enzyme to study how the human DNA can be joined to that of the bacterial plasmid to create recombinant DNA.
10th - 12th Science 5 Views 16 Downloads