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Human Genetics-- Class Tally: Do You Have a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science worksheet, learners study diversity in human genetics by participating in a class survey and generating a tally graph. Students are asked if they have a "hitchhiker's thumb" and the results are displayed on the tally...
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Human Genetics Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Youngsters are assigned the task of interviewing a family member or a neighbor and asking them about any genetic disorders that are present in their family history. They pretend that they are about to have a baby that is carrying a...
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Human Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore how our chromosomes work to define human attributes. A complete unit presentation includes topics such as genetic disorders, blood typing, and Punnet squares. Learners answer questions throughout the presentation to apply the...
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Human Genetics and Heredity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars choose topics for research based on human genetics and heredity. They conduct research via the Internet and write a brief explanation of the milestone in genetics and heredity and attach it to a class timeline. They...
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Human Genetics Word Find

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students analyze 12 vocabulary words pertaining to human genetics and locate them in the word search puzzle.
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Human Genetic Disorder Probabilities

For Students 9th - 12th
In this genetic disorders worksheet, students complete punnett squares for six different human genetic disorders. They predict the outcome of the offspring including the phenotypes and genotypes of each.
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Human Genetics-- Complete the Sentences

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students demonstrate basic knowledge of human genetics by completing 6 sentences. There is no information on the page but a word bank is provided.
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Human Genetics

For Students All
This is a worksheet regarding human genetics where students can poll the class regarding specific traits.
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Human Genetics Research Report

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students write a research paper in first person on a human genetics condition.
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Take Home Lab: What Are Some Traits in Your Family?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use this following the study of pedigree designs and human genetics. Four pedigree designs are prepared of your (student's) family's genetics. They construct the pedigree representing two, three, or four generations.
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Family Traits

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the study of pedigree designs and human genetics. They construct the pedigree representing two, three, or four generations. They investigate their family members' traits for ear lobe attachment, tongue...
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Human Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Although there are a few missing titles in this collection of slides, if your class has the support of a genetic disease lecture to accompany it, this resource will be very useful. The mechanism of genetic inheritance is covered. Flow...
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Human Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Although there are a few missing titles in this collection of slides, if your class has prior knowledge of genetic diseases then this resource could be useful. The mechanism of genetic inheritance are covered and both flow charts and...
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Human Genetics

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science activity, students complete 7 sentences about genetics. For example, "Genes are made of something called..."
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Introduction to Human Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers build interest and enthusiasm for the study of human genetics. The lesson consists of a slide presentation showing everything from common human genetic tendencies to celebrating our differences, yet realizing how very much...
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Debates in Human Genetics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine case studies involving human genetics. They research the case and determine possible problems to the issue. Students write essays supporting their opinion. They debate the ethical issues.
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Human Genetics

For Students 7th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students read about how many genes are present in tomatoes, fruit flies, humans, worms, and honey bees.
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Human Genetics-- Thinking About Similarities And Differences

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this science worksheet, students investigate the differences in genetic traits of eyes, hair color and texture. Students answer 3 questions about themselves and draw a picture of their head.
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Human Genetics: Yes/No Exercise

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this science worksheet, students demonstrate their knowledge of human genetics by completing a Yes/No exercise. Students read the statement about genes and DNA and agree or disagree with it. No information is given on the page; prior...
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Molecular Medicine Comes of Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate the roles of employees of two fictional pharmaceutical companies to analyze how human genetic variation at a molecular level helps scientist better understand and treat disease. They explain the molecular structure of...
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Bioethics: Debates in Human Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, research and prepare a debate regarding various bioethical situations. After the debates, each student prepares a ortfolio outlining their own personal opinions.
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Genetic Variation and Mutations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists demonstrate their creativity while completing several activities, to assess genetic variations and mutations. Instructors provide a list of options and scientists choose to write a comic strip, create a book, construct a...
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Genetic Traits in Harry Potter

For Students 7th - 11th
Explore human genetics through the world of Harry Potter. A thorough lesson develops the introductory concepts of genetics using characters of the popular book series. Learners study topics from DNA and chromosomes to Punnett Squares and...
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Coding Sequences in DNA

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The purpose of 75% of the human genome letters is still unknown. Is it unnecessary information or does it have a key to important information in human genetics? The lesson animation is a visual reference to the massive amount of...

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