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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance
7th - 10th
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise....
Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance
11th - Higher Ed
In this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics worksheet. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of...
AP: Chapter 15: The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
9th - Higher Ed
AP biology course-takers peer into the workings of inheritance with this worksheet. They examine the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance, Morgan's fruit fly experimentation, and sex-linked genetic traits. Vocabulary definitions and...
Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce young scholars to epigenetics, the study of the changes in organisms. Viewers learn about investigators at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada who have shown that a father's diet can influence the health and...
Wife inheritance and the AIDS epidemic in Africa
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Complex problems require complex solutions. After reading a news article about how the tradition of wife inheritance in many African countries has contributed to the spread of AIDS, class members participate in a Paideia seminar and...
AP: Chapter 16: The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
9th - 12th
Advanced biology masters take a close look at DNA and the scientists who contributed to our understanding of this complex and powerful molecule. They answer 21 questions about DNA structure, replication, and repair. This can be used as a...
Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma - De-Natured
11 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do our experiences in childhood become part of our genetic makeup? The third of a four-part video series focusing on reproduction examines trending research in epigenetics. The narrator explains the experiment, data, and analysis of the...
Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can learned traits be passed down to future generations? The video explains epigenetics, which is the change in organisms caused by a modification of genes and not the genetic code. Using the example of lab rats passing on a sensitivity...