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The Molecular Evolution of Gene Birth and Death
An upper-level biology activity, the comprehensive worksheet found here accompanies a PowerPoint and the video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, both of which are linked to through the website. Depending on the learning styles of your future biologists, the questions could be answered in groups, discussed in class, or assigned as homework.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
AP: Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea
A survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic disorders.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 20 Downloads
Ghost in Your Genes
Learners explore DNA microarrays. In this genetics lesson, students model DNA microarrays that are used by scientists. Learners work to determine levels of breast cancer genes in patients. They will determine the treatment required based on their findings.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 32 Downloads
Evolution and Gene Frequencies: A Game of Survival and Reproductife Success
Young scholars research the population of Bengal tigers and their existence as either dominant or recessive. They explore the presence of fur on these tigers and its lethal combinations. Determinating the effect of random mating in a population of tigers possessing a recessive gene.
8th - 11th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Gene Therapy - Biotechnology
Pupils complete a unit of study on bioethics. They participate in a discussion about gene therapy and its uses. They review two case studies and discuss the ethical issues focused on in the cases. They develop a patient record based on the information listed on each case study.
11th - 12th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Construction of a Hemoglobin Gene
Students see how eight pairs of triplets are equivalent to part of a gene and control a part of heredity. They comprehend how blood corpuscles manufacture normal hemoglobin. Students already comprehend that genes control the synthesis of all the chemicals needed by organisms.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
DNA, Genes, and Chromosomes
Students review the structure and function of DNA, genes, and chromosomes and are engaged by a demonstration illustrating the relative size of DNA, genes and chromosomes. They also describe through analogy and model the structure and function of DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Worksheet - Genetics and Human Inheritance
Biology learners investigate genetics concepts by answering thirteen questions on this worksheet. Topics include Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares, pedigree charts and genetic disorders. Use it as a chapter reading guide or a review quiz for your aspiring biologists.
7th - 12th Science 42 Views 344 Downloads
Genetics and Human Inheritance
Thirteen short-answer questions query young geneticists on this worksheet. Learners define important genetics vocabulary words and explain related concepts. Supplement this worksheet with some Punnett square exercises or completion of a pedigree chart.
7th - 12th Science 20 Views 199 Downloads
7.012 Fall 2004 Section Self-quiz
This quiz just looks neat! It has two cell diagrams for biology class members to label. They also describe the function of each organelle. A prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell are displayed for them to compare, and then they fill in the blanks in sentences about glycolysis and DNA.
9th - Higher Ed Science 14 Views 33 Downloads
Reading Guide & Worksheet - Chromosomes & Cell Division
Giving short answers, young biologists review the processes of mitosis and meiosis. They also explain what causes some of the more common genetic disorders. Written as a reading guide, this worksheet is likely to line up with any biology textbook chapter on cell division.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 108 Downloads
Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance
For this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics worksheet. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of Segregation, pleiotropy, epistasis, and the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 38 Downloads
Thomas Hunt Morgan and the White-Eyed Mutant
Find any article about the genetic research of Thomas Hunt Morgan on the sex-linked eye color trait in Drosophila melanogaster. After having your class read the selection, they can answer these eight critical-thinking questions. This is an edifying exercise for understanding inheritance, especially for sex-linked genes.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
A Green Light for Biology - Making the Invisible Visible
Incredible! This film explains how attaching Green Fluorescent Protein to the proteins in a living cell make them visible under blue light. With this technique, cell biologists have been able to learn about protein function and the genes that produce them.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads