Whose Genes Are These, Anyway?
Students 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.
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New Review Lucky Brand Genes: Chromosome Cookies
Mutations are not just deformed creatures we see in movies—they happen every day! Scholars study the different types of genetic mutations in the 11th installment of a series of 17 lessons. A creative activity uses candy and other food...
6th - 8th Science
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
New Review Are We All Related?
All humans alive today descended from the same woman who lived just 150,000 years ago. A thought-provoking video explains this concept as part of a larger biology playlist. It lists the location where the woman lived as well as where our...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 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
Gene Expression and the Order of the Operon
Looks aren't everything. According to my biology teacher, it's what is inside you that really matters. The video explains gene expression and regulation in prokaryotes using the Order of the Operon. It includes a description of the...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science
Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?
These aren't the type of jeans you can buy at a local store! Help your class understand what determines if you're a girl or a boy. Show this cartoon representation of how a male and a female's chromosomes shuffle, divide, and recombine...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science