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The Blueprints of Your Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Brown eyes, blue eyes, and green eyes don't just happen by luck. Find out more about genetics with a collection of high school level presentations, videos, and lessons.
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Mystery of the Crooked Cell

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take a trip with Watson and Crick as they struggle to determine the structure of the DNA molecule. In this beautiful documentary, biology students learn the history of this revolutionary discovery, and even hear from James Watson...
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How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation,...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
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Study Jams! Heredity

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Mia wishes her blue hair was inherited so that she wouldn't have to dye it, but Sam explains that eye color is. The video does not expound upon the concept of alleles. It does, however, describe inherited traits vs. learned behavior, and...
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What Makes YOU YOU? What Makes ME ME?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat does DNA have to do with me? Learners watch a short animated video to learn about cells and DNA. Scholars learn that DNA is the building block of chromosomes within the cells of every living thing.
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An Inventory of My Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are more prevalent in a population? Learners explore their physical features and determine how their traits relate to those of their classmates. They compile data in bar graphs and analyze similarities and differences with...
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Family Traits and Traditions: A Make-a-Match Game

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do family traditions influence how people look? Learners explore the idea in a match game to complete the final installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Players flip over cards to find matches and, while doing so,...
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A Recipe for Traits

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
How does DNA code for genetic traits? Young scientists explore the concept of DNA and learn how patterns determine traits in the DNA in the seventh of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. They randomly select DNA sequences for a...
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Handy Family Tree

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are inherited and which traits are acquired? Pupils explore the difference between inherited and acquired traits among their family members in part six of the eight-installment Introduction to Heredity unit. They interview...
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Traits Bingo

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which traits are unique to you? Scholars play a fun game of Bingo using their own traits in the fifth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. After reviewing what each trait on the Bingo card represents, they mark...
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Generations of Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How do people get their unique combination of traits? Explore how traits pass from grandparents to parents to children in the fourth installment of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. Learners get hands-on with colored pom-poms...
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Family Traits Trivia

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
How unique are you? Learners evaluate their own families at home in part three of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit. They determine which traits are prevalent among their families by showing 10 different traits. Pupils then...
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A Tree of Genetic Traits

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Some traits tend to show up in populations along with other specific traits. Why is this? Learners explore the phenomenon in part two of the eight-part Introduction to Heredity unit by identifying the presence of three traits: tongue...
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Lactose Intolerance: Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Around the world, about 2/3 of adult humans are lactose intolerant. Scholars work in small groups to discuss a few statements about lactose intolerance. Then, they watch a video on the topic and readdress each statement. Whole-class...
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Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two fish appear different, but how do scientists determine their genotypes? Scholars practice performing test crosses to determine the genotypes of fish given their phenotypes. They answer in-depth comprehension questions and complete...
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Seasonal Science: Hibernation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without access to water, humans survive only a few days yet animals that hibernate seem to survive without water for months. Learn how animals survive hibernation in a video that is part of the Seasonal Science series. It addresses many...
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Signal Molecules Trigger Transcription Factors

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do transcription factors change the function of a cell? Learn how three similar cells find different functions based on their locations and the number of triggers available. Observe an animation of the process of assigning a trait...
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A Farmer’s Challenge to Breed to the Greatest of Grapes

For Teachers 7th Standards
What does your class know about GMOs? Are they savvy to selective breeding? Challenge young minds to engineer the greatest crop of all time using a hands-on genetics unit. Learners discover the good and bad details of selective breeding,...
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How We Get Our Skin Color Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I can see your epidermis. A short video shows how we get our skin color. It explains how melanocyte cells in the epidermis produce melanin, and that the type and amount of melanin controls skin color.
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Body in Balance

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The human body maintains homeostasis through the interconnection of multiple systems. Young scientists match these connections and discuss how they relate to each other. They apply their knowledge to solve the mystery of a treasure hunter.