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Genetics includes the study of heredity, or how traits are passed from parents to offspring. The topics of genetics vary and are constantly changing as we learn more about the genome and how we are influenced by our genes. Inheritance Mendel & Inheritance – powerpoint presentation covering basics of genetics Simple Genetics Practice – using mendelian genetics and punnett squares Genetic Crosses with two traits – basic crosses, uses Punnet squaresGenetic Crosses with two traits II – basic crossses, uses Punnett squaresDihybrid Crosses in Guinea Pigs (pdf) – step through on how to do a 4×4 punnett square Codominance & Incomplete Dominance – basic crosses involving codominance X-Linked Traits – practice crosses that involve sex-linkage, mainly in fruitflies The Genetics of Blood Disorders – a worksheet with genetics problems that relate to specific disorders: sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and Von Willebrand disease. Human Genetics Presentation Chromosomes Modeling Chromosomal Inheritance

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Honors Genetics Use of our material: We have worked very hard on Powerpoints/games/worksheets, etc to make this a resource for our students. If you are using our materials, please give us credit for our efforts by listing us as a source with links to our site. High School Life Science Conceptual Understanding: Heredity is the passing of characteristics from one generation to the next via genes. Chromosomes are single long DNA molecules which carry the instructions for forming particular species characteristics. Genes are a segment on the DNA that code for a particular trait. An alternative form of a gene found at the same place on a chromosome is called an allele.

Eugenics Archive . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's The Eugenics Archive utilizes Flash for enhanced search features, cross referencing, and interactive images created with Zoomifyer. Get the Flash plugin at The Eugenics Archive will open in a new window. I prefer the original, HTML-only Eugenics Archive site, take me there. Does Sunscreen Protect my DNA? In this laboratory experiment students explore how effectively different sunscreens protect yeast cells from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. DNA contains the instructions for proper cell function; changes to DNA can cause cancer; skin cancer can be caused by exposure to UV radiation, which comes from the sun; and the meaning of SPF ratings on sunscreens. Class Time: Two 45 minute class times Prep Time: 1-2 hours Does Sunscreen Protect my DNA? Student Version

Evolution & Taxonomy Evolution is often called the “unifying theory of biology” because it organizes all of the observations gathered by biologists and proposes and explanation for those observations. All state standards for teaching science include a section on evolution (sometimes called adaptation or change over time). Evolution Peppered Moth Simulation – newspaper and colored paper simulated natural selection Peppered Moth Simulation Kit – similar to above, only uses a purchased kit from Neo Sci. British Couple Clones Dead Dog For $100K On Dec. 26, Laura Jacques, 29, and Richard Remde, 43, of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, welcomed two new puppies - dubbed Chance and Shadow - cloned from the DNA of Dylan, their deceased boxer, the Guardian reports. Dylan died of a brain tumor in June at the age of 8. [READ: Do You Love Your Dog More Than Humans?] The couple sent his DNA samples to Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South Korea, which offers a commercial dog-cloning service for about $100,000 per procedure, according to the Guardian. Sooam Biotech, the only laboratory of its kind in the world, has successfully cloned hundreds of dogs, though Dylan's is reportedly the oldest sample from which a dog has been cloned successfully.

Ten Websites for Science Teachers We all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. This isn't a "Top Ten" list -- instead, it is a list of websites that I either use on a regular basis or just find interesting. Interactive Game As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.

Cell Biology Cell Parts Cheek Cell Lab - observe cheek cells under the microscope Cheek Cell Virtual Lab – if you missed it in class Animal Cell Coloring - color a typical animal cell Practice Exams for Genetics These practice exams were put here to help you monitor your progress in genetics. Do not study only these questions as new questions will be written for each test and old questions will be modified. It is important that you understand the question and why the correct answer is correct.

Social Media for Administrators As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together that will help schools/organizations move forward. They will be listed under two categories; the why and the how. The articles are listed below: The Why Genetics- Punnett Square games Best Review Games for Punnett Squares (teacher reviewed) Chickens and Lemmings This is one of the best games for learning Punnett Squares, because it checks you as you go along. If you make a mistake it will help you understand what you need to change. Tutorial and interactive game for Punnett Squares In the directions under “set up” click the link for the tutorial.Below the directions is a Punnett Square that will fill in the squares for you after you set up the parents’ information. Drag and Drop Punnett Squares Drag the letters for mom’s and dad’s alleles. Then drag letters in to fill the squares for the potential children’s alleles.

Anatomy (Dissections) Most biology classes will have some form of dissection – the frog is the most common. However, if you do not do an actual dissection, many of the sections below contain links to virtual dissections and image files. Fetal Pig Fetal Pig Dissection - procedure for the dissection Fetal Pig Dissection Review - resources for studying Fetal Pig Lab Guide – lists structures and check boxes Fetal Pig Gallery – collection of labeled and unlabeled images Frog Dissection

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students by Drs. Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts.

How to Teach Math as a Social Activity Chris: Oftentimes we have private think time before we share our visual models in math, Matthew. Narrator: Chris Opitz is a master teacher at Bowman Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. He views math as a social activity, and believes taking time to impart the skills required for cooperative learning can lead to calmer classrooms and more rigorous studies. Chris: Why is private think time important before we have our discussions? Sadie, what are you thinking?