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Genetics, history and the American Eugenics Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
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How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some...
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
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The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
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How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
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,...
10:30
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What is DNA?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What exactly is DNA? How is it formed? What is its purpose? Mr. Anderson explains the basics of DNA using visual information, clear lecture style descriptions, and his own unique flare. Tip: After lecture send home this video to provide...
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Mendelian Genetics and Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce your biologists to Gregor Mendel, the man responsible for Mendelian genetics. The resource explains the experiment that made him famous and sparked interest in genetics everywhere. Also take a closer look at Huntington's...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 9 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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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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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 3 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part three of the 13-part series focuses on new advancements and environmental adaptations that allowed our ancient ancestors to survive and spread throughout the globe. Hunting, tool making, and linguistic innovations are viewed through...
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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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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 6 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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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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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 7 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The seventh entry in this 13-part series attempts to show the path the second migration wave took out of Africa. Young geneticists will learn how environmental stressors pushed a second wave of people into the Middle East, China, and...
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Genetics 101 Part 2: What are SNPs?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans share over 99% of the same chromosomes, how are we different? There are 10 million SNPs in the human genome, accounting for most of our genetic differences. Watch this short clip to introduce your learners to SNPs, or single...
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How to Sequence the Human Genome

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every human is unique, from our thoughts and actions to our DNA. Scientists spent billions of dollars and over a decade to map the human genome, the sequence of DNA within one human being. Since the project was completed ten years ago,...
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Comparing Theories: Lamarck and Darwin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the evolution theories of Lamarck and Darwin. They use self-assessment and a video to increase their knowledge of evolution theories. They research questions and present them to the class.
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7.013 Spring 2005 Problem Set 2 - Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th
Three pedigrees are presented for junior geneticists to interpret. Then, a double strand of DNA is printed for them to analyze. Hypothetical animal crosses are described, from which learners determine the genotypes and phenotypes of the...
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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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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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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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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...