How Does Chance Influence Inheritance?
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Learners observe how chance affects which genes appear in gametes (Mendel's Law of Segregation). They use beans to represent the recombination of alleles during fertilization.
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How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Health
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How Do Earth's Orbital Variations Affect Climate?
How does Earth's orbit around the Sun affect climate? This third installment of a six-part series looks at how Earth's orbit affects the amount of insolation at locations on Earth involves different experiments used in conjunction...
7th - 12th Science
How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
What do plate tectonics and ocean currents have to do with global climate? This fourth installment in a six-part series focuses on how plate tectonics and ocean currents affect global climate, both now and in the past, outlines an...
7th - 12th Science
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An engaging video explains the mechanisms that cause changes to occur in genetic code. The narrator explains how duplication lengthens the genetic code and then highlights three examples of gene duplications and their resulting new traits.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?
Introduce young scholars to epigenetics, the study of the changes in organisms. Viewers learn about investigators at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada who have shown that a father's diet can influence the health and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Bacteria Make It Rain (with Kim Prather)
Scientists question how the oceans and the atmosphere get along. An installment in a longer science series investigates this relationship and current research exploring the types of materials that oceans release into the atmosphere....
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Does it Float? Exploring Density
How does density relate to mass and volume? Allow your young scientists a chance to discover the answer to the question though experimentation. Using simple lab equipment and ordinary household items, the relationship between density,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How to Make a Baby (in a Lab)
With over five million babies being born through in vitro fertilization in the last 40 years, sex education is taking on a whole new look. After first walking through natural process of reproduction, this short video goes on to explore...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable