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Where Do Genes Come From?
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
No, you didn't get your genes from the local clothing store. Learn where they really come from by watching this video as it explores how the genes found in all plants and animals today have arisen over billions of years of mutations from...
Part 2: How Does New Genetic Information Evolve? Gene Duplications
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An engaging video explains the mechanisms that cause changes to occur in genetic code. The narrator explains how duplication lengthens the genetic code and then highlights three examples of gene duplications and their resulting new traits.
Visualizing Gene-Expression Patterns
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do genetics gurus know so much about gene expression? See traits materialize before your very eyes using a presentation with embedded simulations. Science scholars develop an understanding of the techniques used to follow the work of...
An Introduction to Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Are people inherently selfish? A video summary of Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene discusses how biology plays a role in selfishness. Part of a larger playlist the summary incorporates graphics and relevant examples to help make the...
DNA, Chromosomes, Genes, and Traits: An Intro to Heredity
8 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Chromosomes, genes, traits ... how are they all related? A short video introduces the many factors involved in heredity. Junior geneticists explore the transfer of chromosomes from parents to offspring, the proteins created by base pair...
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
Following Gene Transfer by Conjugation in Bacteria
9th - 12th
After the lab, you'll be able to solve this analogy: Natural selection is to vertical transfer of genes as ___ is to the horizontal transfer of genes. Young biologists conduct an experiment on E. coli bacteria to explore the process of...
Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
15 mins 9th - 12th
Only one-third of human adults can digest milk. If you're one of the lucky few, you have gene-culture co-evolution to thank. Scholars watch a video to learn how the enzyme lactase is necessary to break down lactose in milk. The gene...
Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?
4 mins 7th - 12th
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...