Gene Control in Prokaryotes
In this gene control activity, students use the example of the lactose operon structure to describe what happens when this structure is absent or mutated. This activity has 21 fill in the blank statements.
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Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
The highlight of this lesson plan is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Raven Chapter 18 Guided Notes: Control of Gene Expression
So often, genetics worksheets focus on alleles and heredity. Here is one that focuses on the steps of the gene expression process. After reading a textbook chapter or listening to your lecture, AP biology buffs write short answers to...
9th - Higher Ed Science
The Case of Regulation in Cells
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable