Mendelian Genetics Cannot Fully Explain Human Health and Behavior

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The breakthrough of Mendelian genetics solved many puzzles for biologists. Then, scientists decided to apply the theory to human behavior. Learn the story and struggle of finding a genetic explanation for hobbies, interests, and mental illness with an online interactive. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the discussion to WWII Germany
  • Discuss the laws still on the books in many states related to eugenics
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of Mendelian genetics
Pros

  • Uses multiple learning methods
  • Offers an online puzzle to solve at the end—a fun way to gauge understanding
Cons

  • None