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Can you utilize Biology Workbench and GenBank DNA sequences to identify an unknown mosquito's genus and species?
Student discuss the applications of Bioinformatics tools to their choices of a real life problem solving scenario. They draw conclusions about the methods and tools that a professional would utilize to solve the problem they have identified.
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Clark Family Story: Tracing the Cause of Hemophilia
Ms. Strohfeldt did not omit anything when she designed this comprehensive lesson plan on DNA mutation and sex-linked traits. Begin with a pretest as an anticipatory set. Read a case history of the Clark family and the occurrence of...
7th - 12th Science
Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level
How does HIV operate at the molecular level? Pupils discover the progression from a healthy immune cell to one infected with HIV, watch an animation of the HIV life cycle, and finally identify each of the stages with illustrations on...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Comparing DNA Sequences
Through the mapping of the DNA of songbirds, scientists have discovered a gene network common among the species. In the video, scholars explore the comparison of DNA sequences, then attempt to place DNA sequences on a cladogram. They see...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable