Genetics Research Paper & Presentation
Students review their information on genetics. Using PowerPoint, they present their findings to the class on the principles of genetic diseases and disorders. They discuss bioethics and identify the positives and negatives of genetic engineering.
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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
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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
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9th - 12th Science
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7th - 10th Science
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9th - 12th Science