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Ricochet Science: Mendelian Genetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Garden peas can be great teachers. Gregor Mendel certainly learned much about the patterns of inheritance from these sweet plants. Short videos describe Mendelian genetics' key concepts, including how Punnett Squares work, monohybrid...
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Darwin Inspired Learning: Ages 11-14

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire young scientists to investigate the natural world, promote an understanding and excitement about how the environment works and how we affect it with four unit modules. Scholars investigate Darwin’s research into bees, consider...
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TeachEngineering: Engineering Nature - DNA Visualization and Manipulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons teach young biomedical engineers and biologists how it is possible to visualize complex biomolecule structures. In the first lesson, scholars research specific imaging technologies, and in the second, they learn about...
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Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by...
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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 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....
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Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance

For Students 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...
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AP: Chapter 15: The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance

For Students 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...
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LS3A - Inheritance of Traits

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Construct an inheritance unit that's pure gene-ius! Untangle the vast amount of information found in standard LS3A, Inheritance of Traits. The video shows examples and scenarios suited for all age and ability levels, as well as helpful...
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Basic Ideas of Inheritance

For Teachers K
Students enter personal information into a database. The information is used to reinforce the ideas of inheritance that is found in 1st Grade Science. Access to technology is essential for this lesson. Adding the use of a mirror for...
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Object Inheritance

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
There is an easier way to share functions among objects. The fifth section of a series of six on object-oriented design introduces the concept of object inheritance. The coding helps pupils create a base object type that has all the...
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Genetic Inheritance Follows Rules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rules are not meant to be broken in genetics. Scholars learn to build Punnett squares to track the inheritance of dominant and recessive traits in an interactive animation activity. Online questions help individuals reflect on their...
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Autosomal Pedigrees Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
Three autosomal pedigrees are printed on this assignment. Biology scholars read them and determine the phenotypes for several individuals and find which ones inherit different genetic disorders. This fundamental skill can be reinforced...
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Children Resemble Their Parents

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Gregor Mendel's work revolutionized agriculture from an art to a science. Explore Mendel's work with an interactive lesson that includes animations, video, and practice problems. The instruction describes the early discoveries that...
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Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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AP: Chapter 16: The Molecular Basis of Inheritance

For Students 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...
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Inherit the Wind: Essay Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
For this literature worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions about Inherit the Wind. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Inherit the Wind Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Inherit the Wind. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Beyond Mendel's Laws of Inheritance

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint jumps right into the details of unusual traits and how they are coded.  The epistasis patterns in Labradors are used as a main example, and many instances of polygenic inheritance malfunctions are explained. All of this...
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Chromosomal Inheritance

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars see, through a monohybrid cross, how alleles are distributed during meiosis. The video instructor then explores Thomas Hunt Morgan's research on fruit flies, determining that genes are located on chromosomes and showing that...
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Thomas Hunt Morgan and the White-Eyed Mutant

For Students 9th - 12th
Find any article about the genetic research of Thomas Hunt Morgan on the sex-linked eye color trait in Drosophila melanogaster. After having your class read the selection, they can answer these eight critical-thinking questions. This is...
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Beyond Mendel's Laws of Inheritance

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Mendels laws of Genetics are extended here with examples of traits that are completely controlled by just one gene. Malfunctions such as albinism and baldness can therefore be tracked and will demonstrate inheritance patterns to your...
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Inherit the Wind

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Inherit the Wind. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Inherit the Wind

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Is Our Health Inherited or Acquired?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders list the traits they get from their parents and distinguish between inherited traits from acquired ones. They assess how to recognize influences that may affect body types and sizes and research on the internet heredity and...

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