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Genes Determine Appearance and Functionality
Eighth graders experiment with 'Genetic Engineering Box' software by gaining insight into the way that individual genes determine its appearance and functionality. They fill in a questionnaire about using the software.
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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
Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future
What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this learning exercise. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart...
7th - 12th Science
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
Modeling Bacterial Transformation
Bacteria is not always the bad guy! Show your classes how bacterial replication is an advantage in biotechnology. Learners explore the function of bacteria in replicating DNA and producing transgenic organisms. This is the final lesson...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed