Gen Up on Genetics!
In this gen up on genetics activity, students, with a partner, explore, examine, discuss and complete a variety of activities associated with genetics, DNA and cloning.
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Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer
Explore the science behind Earth's amazing diversity of life with this lesson on genetics. Looking at specific traits in piebald deer, carnations, and roan cattle, young scientists use Punnett squares to determine the possible genotypes...
5th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Were the babies switched? – The Genetics of Blood Types
Human biology or genetics learners apply their knowledge to a unique situation: two newborn baby girls being possibly switched in the hospital. The engaging activity ends with a Punnett squares assignment in which pupils evaluate whether...
9th - 12th Science
Part 2: How Does New Genetic Information Evolve? Gene Duplications
An engaging video explains the mechanisms that cause changes to occur in genetic code. The narrator explains how duplication lengthens the genetic code and then highlights three examples of gene duplications and their resulting new traits.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable