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108 resources with the concept genetic traits

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Introduction to Heredity and Traits

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Five easy-to-implement activities teach the basics of heritable traits. 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...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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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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Dragon Delivery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the riddle of dragon genetics. Young scientists simulate being dragon parents and determining which traits their child will have. Then they learn of a new relative and must determine how they are related using probability and...
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Mystery Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists determine the cause of illness before technology? Science scholars play the role of medical researcher in an engaging guided inquiry activity. Using observations, technical reading, and Punnett squares, learners...
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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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Great Minds: Gregor Mendel

For Students 9th - 12th
How would you feel if you made a huge scientific discovery, published it everywhere, and shared it with every scientist, only to have it ignored for 35 years because no one understood your genius? Unfortunately, Gregor Mendel died before...
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Beginner's Guide to Punnett Squares

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Show learners how to apply genotypes of parents to a Punnett square to determine potential genotypes and phenotypes of offspring with a video that explores monohybrid crosses and then complete a dihybrid cross as well. 
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Natural Selection

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The peppered moth is featured in a video about natural selection. The narrator tells the story of Darwin's theory and then moves on to the principles behind natural selection and the different ways it works. Concepts covered include...
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All About Horses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Horses come in all shapes and sizes, but all belong to the same species. Young scholars explore the different traits and connect the information to genetic modification. The interactive gives them the option to read about 18 different...
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What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a quick read on genetics. An engaging online resource provides six slides of information about genetics. Learners read about the meaning of genetics to information about DNA. They also learn about the study of genes and the...
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What Do You Know About Genetics?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just what do you know about genetics? The online resource contains 10 questions about genetics. Scholars work through the questions ranging from what DNA stands for to how much of human DNA is similar to that of a fruit fly. Scholars...
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A Nature and Nurture Walk in Mendel Park

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We are what we make of ourselves ... sometimes. Learners play a game to come up with the answer to a riddle. The game consists of determining whether different scenarios are due to nature or nature and nurture. With each correct answer,...
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What Is Schizophrenia?

For Students 6th - 12th
A short illustrated video details what little is known about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for schizophrenia. What is known about the disease, considered a syndrome, is detailed in the video and the links provided to other resources.
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Adapt-A-Bird

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Not every animal has the best features for its environment. Learners study the characteristics of birds and the implications of these characteristics as related to their environments. They use what they learn to create their own new...
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Colorful Chromosomes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Everything is in the genes. Individuals observe 14 different traits of themselves. Using pipe cleaners and beads, the learners create models of a chromosome representing their traits. The class then compares and contrasts everyone's...
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Blueprint for Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
DNA is the code for all biological traits, both plant and animal. Using an exploratory lesson, learners begin to explore the concept of a biological code by decoding word puzzles. They then extract DNA from plant cells using detergent to...
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Roll of the Genes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Animal reproduction in sheep and cattle is explored with the help of Punnet squares. Scholars employ tools using probability to conclude the color of wool a sheep's offspring will have. Acting as animal geneticists, pupils then take...
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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...