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Mechanisms that Increase Genetic Variation
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn how genetic variation occurs within prokaryotes through transformation, transduction, and conjugation. The instructor then explains how sexual reproduction in eukaryotes can lead to crossing over, random assortment, and random...
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13
10 mins 9th - 12th
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...
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The highlight of this lesson plan 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...
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
3 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation,...