Higher Cells Incorporate an Ancient Chromosome

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Chromosomes contain keys to history including links from royalty to Neanderthals. Young scientists learn about Ivan Wallin's research into chromosomes with an animation and videos. Then, the concept connects to mysteries related to evolution and royal murder with an applied problem-solving application.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the background and mystery of the Romanovs
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of chromosomes, mitochondria, and bacteria
  • Consider the maturity of scholars as they read the biography about heavy drinking, gambling, and other adult behaviors
  • Includes references and extension links
  • Works as one chapter in a larger series or as a standalone lesson
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