Specialized Chromosomes Determine Gender

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Are you an XX or an XY? Budding scientists learn about cellular fertilization and the determination of gender in a thorough online lesson. They follow their study with a set of interactive reflection questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils complete the animation independently, then follow with a class discussion
  • Create a graphic organizer to record the steps of cellular fertilization
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure learners have a solid understanding of chromosomes prior to the lesson
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Images help to clarify the steps of fertilization
  • Includes images of historical documents that outline research
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