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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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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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Variation in a Species

For Students 10th - 12th
If there are no extenuating environmental factors to ensure competition in a species, then variation is achieved by random mutation. This resource may be more useful after viewers are introduced to the concepts of alleles and the...
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Gregor Mendel: Monk and Scientist

For Teachers 7th
This is a visually attractive PowerPoint that summarizes the life of Gregor Mendel and the genetic traits that he detailed.  Each slide has clear bullet points and lovely images that are helpful and relevant
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The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics

For Students 7th - 12th
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this worksheet. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart is...
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AP: Chapter 15: The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
AP biology course-takers peer into the workings of inheritance with this worksheet. They examine the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance, Morgan's fruit fly experimentation, and sex-linked genetic traits. Vocabulary definitions and...
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Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
For this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics worksheet. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of...
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Character Wheel

For Students 2nd - 8th
Explore a story's character by using this character wheel. Kids will love this graphic organizer. It's easy to use, and there are spaces to write character traits and textual evidence that supports those traits. This is a great middle...
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Genetics Practice 1: Basic Mendelian Genetics

For Students 7th - 12th
Six genetics problems are to be solved by junior geneticists. Empty Punnett squares are provided for them to plant the parents' alleles and determine the genotype, phenotype, and frequency of offspring. All of the problems involve actual...
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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars study Mendelian Laws of Inheritance and differentiate between the different crosses.  For this Mendels Law lesson students describe DNA replication and genetic engineering. 
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Paper Pets

For Students 8th - 10th
In this paper pets genetics learning exercise, students are given 4 genetic traits found in a particular species (paper pet). Students are given the genotypes of the parents of the paper pets and they perform genetic crosses using punnet...
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The Illusion of Race

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is mostly an exploration of race through an interactive website, class readings, and discussion. Individuals take an online quiz about race, they answer questions on a worksheet by visiting another website, and discover that race is...
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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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Meet Our Teachers

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners of all ages interview, record, and photograph teachers and staff at their school. They organize the photo with a soundbite into a PowerPoint presentation. They transcribe the interview and write a response to it. 
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For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars create a checklist of traits common in all of their families. Uisng a table, they compare and contrast their family members to non-family members. They also review dominant and recessive traits and discuss how knowing...
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A Light in the Attic

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review selections from Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and recognize characterization and tone used. Discuss and compare the various tones of each poem. Learners complete a character map and a pair share activity as well. Have...
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Evolution and Our Heritage

For Students 9th - 12th
High school biologists answer thirteen short-answer questions about basic evolutionary theory. Use this succinct worksheet as a review homework or quiz.
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Inherited Traits

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students work with a partner to complete an inventory of their traits and compare and discuss their unique qualities. In this biology lesson, students determine percentages for the frequency of observed traits of classmates, compile the...
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Is a bat a bird?

For Teachers 1st
Provide a concise description of why a bat is not a bird by comparing their traits. This presentation defines both birds and flying mammals, explaining how they are similar and how they are different. Note: This PowerPoint is great for...
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Applying the Laws of Inheritance

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Biology and mathematics can be integrated through a study of Mendelian Genetics.
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My Science Box: Snail Variation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students observe snails and their characteristics.  In this science lesson, students decide how to measure their snails and to observe a behavioral trait.  Students create a graph to present their findings. 
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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students observe the environment for specific colors, odors, textures and organisms.  For this nature lesson, students are given a challenge to find objects with specific traits.  Students share their finds and play an observation game.
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Point of View, Motivation, Traits and Feelings

For Students 4th - 5th
In this point of view, motivation, traits and feelings worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions in an online format. They read short scenarios and choose the best answer. They check their answers at the end of the quiz.