One Family's Fingerprints
Tenth graders read an article about inheritance patterns for genes within a family and label genotypes for each individual. They make predictions for genetic conditions when specific genes are assigned to members of the family.
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists, Wolves, and the United States Government
High school biologists try to determine if the red wolf is a purebred species or a hybrid of coyote and gray wolf by examining the DNA fingerprints of all three. Twenty-one pages of material are provided here, including student...
9th - 10th Science
Your Family’s Carbon Footprint
A big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is livestock, so the less meat you eat, the lower your carbon footprint! During lesson plan four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon footprint using the...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Restriction Enzymes and DNA Fingerprinting
Show your class why restrictions aren't always a bad thing. In the third segment of a four-part series, the instructor develops the idea of restriction enzymes. Pupils learn how scientists use restriction enzymes in DNA analysis and DNA...
9th - 12th Science