Unit 3: Genetic Variation

What happens when genes change? Junior genetic investigators examine the effects of mutation in the third unit of a four-part Biotechnology series. Individuals discover the types of mutations through a series of PowerPoints, then partner up for a hemoglobin gel electrophoresis experiment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • A variety of activities gives scholars multiple ways to work with new information
  • The resource includes presentations, student notes, and a detailed plan
Cons

  • The videos referenced in the unit are no longer available online
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