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Human Genetics Lesson
Youngsters are assigned the task of interviewing a family member or a neighbor and asking them about any genetic disorders that are present in their family history. They pretend that they are about to have a baby that is carrying a genetic condition, and must respond to some difficult, and thought-provoking questions.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 52 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 6 of 13
In this episode of the Journey of Man, learners see the inside of a genetics laboratory, what tools are used, how they work, and what Spencer is looking for. Looking for genetic markers is how Spencer Wells tells the story of our ancient past.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 9 of 13
In Central Asia, Spencer Wells confronts political obstacles on his track to meet the man whose blood holds the genetic key that fathered Native Americans and Europeans. Learners will meet the Chuchi, a remote nomadic Russian tribe that are the ancestors to all Native American people.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 12 of 13
Part 12 starts with the Navajo story of creation and the journey of the ancient ancestors. Spencer argues the facts of this story with his genetic evidence. This episode recaps the journey thus far and attempts to describe the difference between myth and theory.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This video will help your class learn why we look so different and how we have been able to survive.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice Age ancestors.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges ancient Africans to ancient Aborigines.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Human Genetics-- Class Tally: Do You Have a Hitchhiker's Thumb?
In this science worksheet, students study diversity in human genetics by participating in a class survey and generating a tally graph. Students are asked if they have a "hitchhiker's thumb" and the results are displayed on the tally graph. There are close- up photographs to help students match their own thumbs to the right picture.
4th - 6th Math 11 Views 82 Downloads
Tight Genes and You
Young scholars investigate the current field of genetics. They define key vocabulary terms, and conduct Internet research on human genetics. Students watch a training video about how to create a PowerPoint presentation, then produce their own PowerPoint presentation on genetics.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 13 of 13
This 13-part series concludes with the seemingly impossible idea that as few as four individuals populated South America. This theory is not fully explained, but there is a wonderful image-rich montage showcasing all the faces met along the way.
5 seconds 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Molecular Medicine Comes of Age
Students simulate the roles of employees of two fictional pharmaceutical companies to analyze how human genetic variation at a molecular level helps scientist better understand and treat disease. They explain the molecular structure of disease-related genes and how they corresponds with treatment.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Take Home Lab: What Are Some Traits in Your Family?
High schoolers use this following the study of pedigree designs and human genetics. Four pedigree designs are prepared of your (student's) family's genetics. They construct the pedigree representing two, three, or four generations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 33 Downloads
Human Genetics and Heredity
Learners choose topics for research based on human genetics and heredity. They conduct research via the Internet and write a brief explanation of the milestone in genetics and heredity and attach it to a class timeline. They share their research findings.
4th - 8th Science 12 Views 158 Downloads
Introduction to Human Genetics
High schoolers build interest and enthusiasm for the study of human genetics. The lesson consists of a slide presentation showing everything from common human genetic tendencies to celebrating our differences, yet realizing how very much we all are alike.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 39 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 26 Views 130 Downloads