In this genome interactions activity, students read the passage about genome interactions then apply the knowledge to answer several short answer questions.
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Genome: A Tour and Genetic Disorder Brochure
Students use the Internet to gather information about genetics, then research a genetic disorder. In this biology lesson, students listen to an interview with a geneticist, watch an animation of "chromosome coiling", then research and...
6th - 12th Science
Scientific Themes in Personal Genetics
Humans can be tested for the presence of the BRCA gene, whose presence is an indicator that they have a greater chance of acquiring breast cancer than someone without the gene. Viewers have an opportunity to explore how genes and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genetics 101 Part 4: What is phenotype?
Why are you the way you are? Your phenotypes result from the interaction between your genes and the environment. So where do personality traits come from? These are less understood, but this video gives you an idea of how you became you!...
2 mins 7th - 12th Science
Case Study: Should the Results of the Human Genome Project be Sold for Profit?
Young scholars investigate a case study and discuss whether scientists working on the Human Genome Project should be allowed to patent their work. They consider ethical and legal issues, and determine who owns genetic information.
9th - 12th Science
Find the Connection Between Pre-historic Human Mitochondrial Dna And Modern Human Mitochondrial Dna To Determine Evolutionary Relationships.
Students discover the uses of mitochondrial DNA in Human evolution research and familial identification. They use the online Biology Workbench and the,"Recovering the Romanovs" module from dnai.org to determine how DNA evidence was used...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History