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Fun with Heredity
Learners explore basic concepts of heredity and collaborate to see genetics in action through several activities provided in the lesson. Inherited traits are examined and identified as dominant or recessive.
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
6th - 12th Science
Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel
Learners explore population genetics, or how populations of species change over time, leading to evolution with a video that brings together the principles of Mendel and Darwin and explains and models the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Grand Challenge: Fix the Hip Challenge
It may be time to get to know the skeletons in your family. The first lesson in a series of 5, introduces the class to the concept of osteoporosis. The class members brainstorm possible causes and whether the family should be concerned...
4 mins 10th - 12th Science