Identifying Disease Genes using BLAST
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Students navigate the National Center for Biological Information (NCBI) website and BLAST program to conduct a variety of biological assignments.
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Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer
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
These Fighting Fruit Flies Are Superheroes of Brain Science
What can fighting fruit flies tell us about our own brains? Junior geneticists explore the common genes of fruit flies and humans and learn how scientists are using the tiny insects to help study depression, anger, and Alzheimer's...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Communicating About Communicable Diseases!
Here's an activity that asks class members to explore diseases and their causes, prevention, and cures to better inform the public. After researching, discussing, and learning about communicable and noncommunicable diseases, groups...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cheese, Dogs, and a Pill to Kill Mosquitoes and End Malaria
This is a fantastic demonstration of how out-of-the-box science can serve the needs of mankind and save millions of lives. Bart Knois takes his audience through the step-by-step process of his research to kill mosquitoes and fight...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable