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Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
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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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Probability in Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils learn how to use the rule of multiplication in genetics. The instructor shares some sample problems and shows viewers how to arrive at the correct answer. They then learn how to apply the rule of addition to genetics as well,...
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Genetics Practice

For Students 7th - 12th
A girl without freckles is like a night without stars! On this worksheet, junior geneticists determine how many of the offspring of a freckle-faced father and a freckelless mother. They also write out answers to questions about Mendel's...
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Genetics

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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Athletics and Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How might genetic testing impact and transform the nature of athletic sports? After reading a New York Times article on genetic testing for children to determine athletic ability, class members are broken into groups and take on the...
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Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school learners read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. They complete a paper and pencil activity that mimics the function of a DNA microarray and consider the ethics of genetic testing in...
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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise....
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Genetics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Become familiar with the basic concepts of inheritance. Your junior high students work through mulitple examples of crosses and calculate probabilities of trait occurance. The explain the concept that each parent contributes one half of...
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Genetic Variation Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Fill- in-the-blank, labeling, and short answer questions make up this well-written cell division worksheet. Neat diagrams of chromosomes and dividing cells are included. Junior biologists show what they know about reproduction, meiosis,...
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Grade 8 Science: Genetic Modification of Organisms

For Teachers 8th Standards
Genetic modification is a hot topic in the science and political world. A complete unit gives learners an opportunity to research genetic modification, play an interactive genetic engineering simulation, and interact with the information...
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Changing the Blueprints of Life - Genetic Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #38

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A presentation of how engineering based in making something better led to engineering genetics. Scholars learn that genetic engineering began by selectively breeding plants that had specific characteristics to improve them. The video...
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Monohybrid Genetic Cross

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can you teach your class about monohybrid genetics in a simple yet timely manner? Pupils view the short video segment, which thoroughly describes a genetic cross featuring one trait, and learn about the underlying principles of...
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Genetic Variation and Mutations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists demonstrate their creativity while completing several activities, to assess genetic variations and mutations. Instructors provide a list of options and scientists choose to write a comic strip, create a book, construct a...
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Dihybrid Genetic Cross

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you need to pass along the concept of in a short amount of time? Learners view a short video segment that describes, in detail, the process and results of a dihybrid genetic cross through Punnett squares. They then conclude the...
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Genetics - Introduction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore genetics with Mr. Anderson! In this introduction, he discusses which topics he'll cover in subsequent sections. From DNA to RNA and cell cycle to mitosis and meiosis, Mr. Anderson provides a quick introduction to future videos.
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Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Has your class finished its unit on genetics? Use this resource to provide a quick, encompassing review. Mr. Anderson discusses DNA, RNA, nucleotides, mitosis, meiosis, diploids, haploids, gametes, gene expression, etc. Create a...
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“Y” You’re a Guy - Genetics and Sex Determination Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Young biologists realize that gender determination is just a roll of the genetic dice as they complete this simple, yet effective worksheet.
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 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...
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Dragon Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's alive! Turn young biologists into mad scientists with this engaging genetics activity. Using their knowledge of chromosomes and genes, students create dragons with unique sets of traits, eventually breeding them to make a new...
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Genetics, Jobs and Your Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your class will read an overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, passed in 2008 and address the question of whether or not genetic information should be used to influence our career paths. In jigsaw style, they then are...
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Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how living cells create new cells and how genetic mutations can cause disorders and be inherited.  In this genetic reproductionn lesson students create their own PowerPoint presentation. 
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Genetic Probability Candy Lab

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Simplify the teaching of basic genetics with this engaging cross-curricular science experiment. Using different kinds candy to represent the genes for determining eye shape in humans, young geneticists test the accuracy of Punnett...
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Genetics and the Master Race

For Teachers 7th Standards
How did the beginnings of genetic research influence the Nazi party? A thorough, engaging unit incorporates the work of Gregor Mendel, the study of inherited traits, and the use of racism and discrimination during the Holocaust.

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