Population Genetics Teacher Resources
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The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and...
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed
AP: Chapter 23: The Evolution of Populations
How and why do populations change over time? AP biology aces explore this question by completing this assignment. They write the answers to 21 questions regarding population genetics, stability, genetic drift, polymorphism, and selection.
10th - Higher Ed Science
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
In Sickness and in Health
Based on family history, how likely is it that a couple's children will have a recessive disease? In an in-depth, but easy-to-follow case study, future geneticists learn the story of Greg and Olga, who are hoping to have children, but...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Regents High School Examination: Biology 2006
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer...
9th - 12th Science
Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent...
7th - 12th Science
Avoiding Bottlenecks - Atlantic Sturgeon
This film explores two phenomena that occur when a breeding population is too small, the bottleneck and founder effects, both which result in insufficient genetic diversity. The Atlantic sturgeon in the James River are an endangered...
11 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science
How To Use Hardy-Weinberg to Find Gene Frequencies in s Wild Population
Students explore the gene frequency in Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium experiments. They inquire into the studies of both black and gray squirrels. Basically the population genetics of certain squirrel populations. The species of each are...
8th - 11th Science