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 child with red hair, exploring the difference between chromosome numbers of haploid and diploid cells, and seeing how haploid and diploid cells form.
- Place learners in pairs, stopping the video to ask them pre-scripted questions
- Classroom should have a computer, projection system, and access to the Internet
- Video assumes learners know the difference between gametes and somatic cells
- The lesson is 15th in a series of 37
- Simple visuals show the difference between haploid and diploid
- Great example using red hair on chromosome #16
- Leaves learners with a great question about bacteria and their ploidy