Whose Genes Are These, Anyway?
Learners explore some of the ethical questions raised by genetic testing. They answer the question of whom, if anyone, has rights to knowledge of each person's genetic make-up.
K - 8th Science 30 Views 78 Downloads
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
Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future
What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Why Are Some People Left-Handed?
Despite what some may think, being right- or left-handed isn't a conscious choice people make. Watch this short video to find out exactly what determines a person's dominant hand, and how the cooperative and competitive nature of humans...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable