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409 resources with the concept genes

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Medical Ethics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just because we have the ability to determine an organism's traits through genetic testing, should we do it? Middle-school medical experts examine the ethical dilemmas in biotechnology in the 17th and final installment in a series of...
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Mystery Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists determine the cause of illness before technology? Science scholars play the role of medical researcher in an engaging guided inquiry activity. Using observations, technical reading, and Punnett squares, learners...
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Mystery of the Crooked Cell

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...
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Pipe Cleaner Babies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever been told you have your father's eyes? How did it happen? Young biologists get a hands-on experience in meiotic gene expression with a fun pairs-based activity. Participants use pipe cleaner chromosomes with trait beads to make...
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Beginner's Guide to Punnett Squares

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Show learners how to apply genotypes of parents to a Punnett square to determine potential genotypes and phenotypes of offspring with a video that explores monohybrid crosses and then complete a dihybrid cross as well. 
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Diploid vs Haploid

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If every human on earth looked exactly the same, the world would be a boring place. Thank goodness for genes! Pupils explore the difference between haploid and diploid cells by learning how two parents without red hair can produce a...
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What Happens When Your DNA Is Damaged?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that your DNA can be damaged tens of thousands of times per day? Learn about the ways that damage to just one strand of your DNA can be fixed, or in extreme examples, result in genetic mutation such as cancer. 
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Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
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Human Genome

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Welcome to the complex biological story that is our life. Great visual imagery zooms in on the dissection of a DNA double helix in our body. What happens with RNA? Where do amino acids come in? This resource explores our inner workings...
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Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
These aren't the type of jeans you can buy at a local store! Help your class understand what determines if you're a girl or a boy. Show this cartoon representation of how a male and a female's chromosomes shuffle, divide, and recombine...
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From Gene to Protein WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A terrific WebQuest is outlined here for your young scientists. They will learn about how proteins are made by following the instructions given to them from genes. Before the WebQuest begins, there are some terrific "front loading"...
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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to...
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Variation and Heredity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Junior geneticists tally eye color and height in their lab groups. They examine certain traits in soybean and corn seedlings. For each activity, they gather data and learn about continuous and discontinuous genetic variation. In another...
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The Human Genotype

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Six different chromosome activites introduce biology aces to heredity, chromosomal abnormalities, sex-linked traits, and the human genome. The hands-on activites are fairly simple for the teacher to prepare and will prove to be both...
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Pasta Genetics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Four different-shaped and dyed pasta types represent four different alleles. Following a guide sheet, young geneticists practice randomly selecting alleles and discover the traits of the resulting offspring. This is a fun and solid...
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Genetics 101 Part 4: What is phenotype?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Why are you the way you are? Your phenotypes result from the interaction between your genes and the environment. So where do personality traits come from? These are less understood, but this video gives you an idea of how you became you!...
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Genetics 101 Part 1: What Are Genes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Do you know how many chromosomes humans have? Do you know how many of those chromosomes we share with the chimpanzee? A perfect introduction to DNA for your middle schoolers, this video uses a ton of visuals to clearly illustrate the...
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What Makes YOU YOU? What Makes ME ME?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat does DNA have to do with me? Learners watch a short animated video to learn about cells and DNA. Scholars learn that DNA is the building block of chromosomes within the cells of every living thing.
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What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHere's a quick read on genetics. An engaging online resource provides six slides of information about genetics. Learners read about the meaning of genetics to information about DNA. They also learn about the study of genes and the...
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What Do You Know About Genetics?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewJust what do you know about genetics? The online resource contains 10 questions about genetics. Scholars work through the questions ranging from what DNA stands for to how much of human DNA is similar to that of a fruit fly. Scholars...
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A Nature and Nurture Walk in Mendel Park

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWe are what we make of ourselves ... sometimes. Learners play a game to come up with the answer to a riddle. The game consists of determining whether different scenarios are due to nature or nature and nurture. With each correct answer,...
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Gene Therapy Patient Education

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What important aspects of gene therapy should patients understand? Part four of the six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? module challenges scholars to create brochures or posters to explain gene therapy and its process, challenges,...
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The Only Video You'll Ever Need to Watch About Gluten

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is gluten really bad for you? Scholars learn why gluten is important in baking by learning about its structure and investigate how it breaks down during digestion—and why some people have a hard time digesting it. Finally, they make a...