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92 resources with the concept dominance

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Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by...
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Using the Internet to Do Punnett Squares

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What a fun way to explore Mendelian Genetics! Using a computer connected to the Internet, beginning biologists construct and use Punnett squares of monohybrid crosses to explain how genetic traits are passed to offspring. Other websites...
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Don’t Spill the Beans!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Approximately 89 percent of humans demonstrate right-hand dominance, 10 percent demonstrate left-hand, and the rest show equal dominance between hands. Scholars design an experiment to determine if the dominant hand holds more volume...
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Non-Mendelian Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Any pattern of inheritance that does not follow Mendel's laws uses non-Mendelian inheritance. The video explains this type of genetics with many guided practice problems. It covers incomplete dominance, codominance, and sex-linked traits.
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Why It Sucks to Be a Male Hyena

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Male hyenas are not laughing! The species probably doesn't find it funny that they always hold the lowest status in their packs. An intriguing video lesson explains how this comes about and the negative impact on these animals.
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Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Explore the science behind Earth's amazing diversity of life with this lesson on genetics. Looking at specific traits in piebald deer, carnations, and roan cattle, young scientists use Punnett squares to determine the possible genotypes...
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For Students 7th - Higher Ed
A handout on genetic inheritance begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing. They also learn...
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For Teachers 7th
Parts of the cell as well as genetic material begin this presentation.  As the slides continue, there are explanations of the main terms used in genetics.  The structure of genetic material, chromosomes, and replication are summarized....
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Genetics Vocabulary Review Game

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Taboo, anyone?! A vocabulary review lesson asks learners to give their partners clues to help them guess the target word. The catch? There are words that are taboo. If they use the prohibited words, they don't get credit if partners...
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"Easter" Egg Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Using plastic Easter eggs to represent parent phenotypes, genetics enthusiasts simulate the passing of alleles. They record the phenotype of each half of the egg, one representing the mother's and one representing the father's. They...
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Plant Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners plant seeds in order to investigate and explore the questions: "How do seed companies develop varieties of plants?" and "What is the ideal plant?" Students will study related vocabulary and sketch seeds as they emerge. Learners...
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Beyond Mendel's Laws of Inheritance

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint jumps right into the details of unusual traits and how they are coded.  The epistasis patterns in Labradors are used as a main example, and many instances of polygenic inheritance malfunctions are explained. All of this...
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Mendelian Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although these slides seem full of text, the information is bulleted and clear. There is a list of vocabulary and then two slides to define examples of Mendelian inheritance and rules of probability.  The remaining five slides look at...
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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Make reviewing evolution, cell division, genetics, cell structure, and scientific method more fun! Science Jeopardy allows teams to choose a category for the question they will address. If you complete the entire game, learners will have...
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Dominant or Recessive

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate a Punnett square.  In this dominant or recessive lesson, students explore possible outcomes of given situations.  They compare and contrast homozygous dominant and homozygous recessive genes.  Students use graphing...
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For Students 10th - 12th
In this genetics worksheet, students answer 42 questions about meiosis and sexual life cycles, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, chromosomes and protein synthesis.
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Life Has A History

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and match various classes of species found today. Then they explain why biodiversity exists today on earth and define evolution. Students also describe who a paleontologist is and what they do.
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An Inventory of My Traits

For Students 5th - 7th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and describe a number of easily observable genetic traits and compare the traits they have with other students. Then they identify and describe that some traits are common while others are not...
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Incomplete Dominant and Codominant Traits Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
A two-page instructional activity provides seven Punnett squares for practice in determining genotypes and phenotypes. Each is an example of incomplete dominance or codominance. After your bright biologists have mastered Punnett squares,...
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Where'd You Get Those Genes?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student...
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Were the babies switched? – The Genetics of Blood Types

For Students 9th - 12th
Human biology or genetics learners apply their knowledge to a unique situation: two newborn baby girls being possibly switched in the hospital. The engaging activity ends with a Punnett squares assignment in which pupils evaluate whether...
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Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring. What percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers? An engaging activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches...
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Genetics, Rules, and Disorders

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
What you will find in this collection of slides is a comprehensive introduction to genetics. It is technically three separate slide shows: the first on general genetics concepts, the second on rules of inheritance, and the third on...
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Introduction to Heredity

For Students 10th - 12th
Young scientists generally love to learn how certain traits can be explained by a direct combination of alleles from their parents. Here, they are able to examine how a phenotype is often expressed as a result of one allele being...