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'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
7th - 12th
In The Hunger Games novel and movie, a futuristic, dystopian society is the setting. In it, a genetically engineered bird escapes control of the government. Using this as a starting point, teenagers examine the realistic possibility of...
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...
Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learners explore population genetics, or how populations of species change over time, leading to evolution with a video that brings together the principles of Mendel and Darwin and explains and models the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
Understanding Genetics: Punnett Squares
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Can scientists really predict genetic outcomes or are they simply making a lucky guess? Scholars first learn about Gregor Mendel and how to make Punnett squares. Then they extract DNA from a strawberry in a lab with included conclusion...
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.