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Evolution and Gene Frequencies: A Game of Survival and Reproductife Success

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners research the population of Bengal tigers and their existence as either dominant or recessive. They explore the presence of fur on these tigers and its lethal combinations. Determinating the effect of random mating in a...
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Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
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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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Genetics PowerPoint

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
If mom is bald, will her babies be bald? Here is a practical presentation that can answer that question. Viewers can take notes on the difference between dominant and recessive genes, mutations, and heritability. A large portion of the...
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Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven...
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Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explain the difference between dominant and recessive genes, identify what causes differences in the traits of parents and their offspring, and explain how sex is determined. They will also improve their reading and...
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A Lesson on Genes: Monster Mash for Grade 9

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine dominant and recessive gene through this activity that uses paper bags filled with upper and lower cases letter which represent a cell nucleus and the genes within it. They design a monster drawing based on the...
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the concept of dominant and recessive genes by examining the dominant and recessive characteristics of a game of rock, paper, scissors. In small groups students play the game and explain how one move is dominant over...
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Genes, not Jeans

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the difference between dominant and recessive genes, and what happens when genes are combined. They complete a worksheet on genetics after observing if they can wiggle their ears or roll their tongues. They...
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Birds of a Feather

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science worksheet, students study dominant and recessive genes and investigate how Punnett squares help scientists predict how traits will be distributed among offspring. Students complete 2 work pages.
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Heredity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do you get when you cross a human and an octopus? Nothing, because they have different numbers of chromosomes. A slideshow presentation offers an introduction to heredity and Mendelian genetics. It includes Punnett squares, cross...
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Genetics in Harry Potter’s World Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
By the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we know Harry and Ginny get married, but what will their kids look like? This presentation introduces viewers to Punnett Squares and how to use them to determine both dominant and...
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Genome: The Secret of How Life Works

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
What do you have in common with a fruit fly? About 60 percent of your DNA. The resource, divided into two units, is intended for grades four to eight and another for high schoolers. Both units include eight lessons covering the genome as...
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Toothpick Fish

For Teachers 6th - 8th
With colored toothpicks representing genes, youngsters practice passing them through generations of fish and learn about heredity. Consider this as an introductory activity since it does not represent recessive genes with lowercase...
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Basic Genetic Concepts and Terms

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Have you ever wondered why you aren't taller or invisible? It all comes down to your dominant and recessive genes. Introduce your class members to genetics with a presentation that includes worksheets for young geneticists to complete...
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What Genes Do You Have?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A great handout to introduce genetics. Young geneticists will begin to examine which traits are prevalent in their own families, helping them begin to understand the concept of dominant and recessive genes. This is an excellent resource...
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Dominant or Recessive

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate a Punnett square.  In this dominant or recessive lesson, students explore possible outcomes of given situations.  They compare and contrast homozygous dominant and homozygous recessive genes.  Students use graphing...
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DNA Detectives

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders define dominant and recessive genes and that they have DNA from their mother and father.  In this inherited traits lesson, 5th graders complete a punnet square based on their parents traits.  Students decorate their Punnet...
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Why So Blue?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
It turns out blue is not just for the Smurfs! Introduce young geneticists to the Fugate family, known throughout Kentucky for their unusual skin tone. A two-day lesson from K20 explores dominant and recessive traits through partner...
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Principles of Heredity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners model traits on genes using colored paper and tongue depressors to represent chromosomes. In this heredity lesson plan, students use their "chromosome sticks" to understand chromosome pairs, genes, dominant traits, recessive...
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Mendelian and Non-Mendelian Heredity

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss their physical features, and why they look the way they do. They listen as the teacher discusses DNA, alleles, and dominant or recessive genes. Students perform an experiment with different colored markers...
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Bikini Bottom – Dihybrid Practice

For Students 9th - 10th
In this biology learning exercise, students use the chart to identify the genotypes of each of the traits listed related to Sponge Bob. Then they identify the genotypes of each of the family members as given. Students also complete the...
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Basic Introduction to Foundation of Life: Genes, Genetics and Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students are introduced to genetics along with genetic diseases and heredity. In groups, they complete a Punnett Square to determine the dominant and recessive genes. After viewing diagrams, they identify the characteristics of DNA and...
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Happy Face Spider Propagation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars research genetic adaptations. For this chromosome lesson, students investigate dominant and recessive genes using spiders indigenous to Hawaii. Young scholars create Punnett squares to determine the probability of passing...

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