Similarly Genetically Different
Learners observe two classmates that are physically different from one another and record similarities and differences. They distinguish between a chromosome and gene.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring and determine the percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers. This fantastic activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes,...
9th - Higher Ed Science
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics!
Make an impact on young physicists with this fun collection of resources. After first watching a video and taking notes on the physics of car crashes, students go on to complete a series of activities that explore the concepts of energy,...
22 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
6th - 12th Science
The Face Lab - An Introduction to Genetics
Simulate the passing of genetic traits with this learning exercise. Working with a partner, pupils flip a coin to determine characteristics: gender, face shape, chin features, hair patterns and color, eye spacing, and more. A data chart...
7th - 12th Science
Chromosomal Mutations - When Good Meiosis Goes Bad
After teaching about the process of meiosis, use this presentation to inform your biology buffs of problems that can possibly occur. Gene mutation is mentioned as a review, and then different forms of chromosome mutation are explored:...
9th - 12th Science
What Can Schrödinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics?
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Step out of the macroscopic world and into the strange, bizarre realm of quantum mechanics with this short instructional video. Using the example of the Schrödinger's Cat thought...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable