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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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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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Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young biologists learn about reproduction through a four-part, Nature League video series. Hosted by Britt Garner, the collection explores sexual and asexual reproduction, the importance of genetic diversity, adaptations, epigenetics,...
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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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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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Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This inheritance unit is pure geneious! Middle school geneticists explore the chromosome theory of inheritance through experiments, modeling, and collaborative work. The activities assess observation skills, as well as data collection...
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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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Worksheet - Genetics and Human Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Biology learners investigate genetics concepts by answering thirteen questions on this worksheet. Topics include Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares, pedigree charts and genetic disorders. Use it as a chapter reading guide or a review...
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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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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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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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Beyond Mendel - Into the Genetic Frontier

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's not that simple! Mendelian genetics lays the foundation for our understanding of inheritance, but many traits are not controlled by only one gene. Introduce your genetics neophytes to the concepts of polygenic interactions,...
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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
In this literature worksheet, learners 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
For 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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