Games and Activities to Teach Molecular Genetics
Learners demonstrate a working knowledge of cell interactions such as DNA replication, protein synthesis (transcription and translation), through active participation in a cooperative group.
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Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Kinetic Molecular Theory: What Can a Spray Can Teach Us About Chemistry?
Ever left a can in a hot car and had it explode? Scholars complete an online simulation in which they choose the dependent and independent variables related to kinetic molecular theory. Then after a brief lecture, pupils complete an...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic Games
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable