Teacher Resources - GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery Lesson plans, genetic educational materials, printable activity sheets, and other teaching resources for educators seeking to increase genetic and genomic literacy. Biostatistics Basic Probability and Chi-Squared Tests (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities) Description: An expert authored advanced in-class exercise teaching critical skills for classic genetic analysis, including probability, making predictions, and assessment Source: Genetics Society of America | URL: Build a Gel Electrophoresis Chamber (PDF 8,261.5 KB, Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities) Description: Step-by-step instructions for building a gel electrophoresis chamber using inexpensive materials that are easily obtained from local hardware and electronics stores. Source: Genetics Science Learning Center at the University of Utah | URL: Colorful Electrophoresis (Lesson Plans/Lesson Activities) Biotechnology Evolution
The Biology Project The Science Spot Reference Cards I have created reference cards for many of the units/activities listed below, which are designed to replace the student worksheets and some lab pages for those units. The cards are printed on card stock (back-to-back) and laminated for student use. Students use overhead markers to add notes to the pages as we discuss each lesson and keep them to review for the unit quizzes. (You could also have students record their answers in a lab notebook rather than write on the pages.) At the end of the unit, they clean them off with a wet cloth and turn them in so they are ready for the next class! Daily CSI Challenges I start each class period with a warm-up activity targeting forensic science concepts and other skills (observation, problem-solving, etc.) Forensic Science A to Z Challenge (PDF) - Students must use clues to identify forensic science terms and then find them in a "bent word" style word search. Back to top Unit 2: Physical Evidence Quiz: Power of Evidence Quiz (PDF)
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How does caffeine affect the body? Biologist Neal J. Smatresk--Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington--offers this explanation: Caffeine--the drug that gives coffee and cola its kick--has a number of physiological effects. At the cellular level, caffeine blocks the action of a chemical called phosphodiesterase (PDE). Historically, cAMP was the first second messenger ever described. Thus, when caffeine stops the breakdown of cAMP, its effects are prolonged, and the response throughout the body is effectively amplified. Caffeine would be expected to have this effect on any animals that used these neurotransmitters to regulate their heartbeat.
The science of attraction - Dawn Maslar When two people join a dating website, they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder, one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid, details the algorithm behind 'hitting it off.' How do you cite website material that has no author, no year, and no page numbers? Because the material does not include page numbers, you can include any of the following in the text to cite the quotation (from pp. 170–171 of the Publication Manual): A paragraph number, if provided; alternatively, you could count paragraphs down from the beginning of the document. An overarching heading plus a paragraph number within that section. Because there is no date and no author, your text citation would include the title (or short title) "n.d." for no date, and paragraph number (e.g., "Heuristic," n.d., para. 1). Heuristic. (adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010) Because the material does not include page numbers, you can include any of the following in the text to cite the quotation (from pp. 170–171 of the Publication Manual): A paragraph number, if provided; alternatively, you could count paragraphs down from the beginning of the document. Heuristic. (adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010) Heuristic.
Fruit Fly Tutorial Index In this virtual lab we will cross various fruit flies to see what phenotypes are present in the F1 and F2 generation. Using the data from these crosses, we will make a hypothesis regarding the genotypes of the parental (P) generation and test the hypothesis using a chi square analysis. **Print out a copy of the Data Page **Review how to do a chi square analysis Background Information Drosophila melanogaster is a fruit fly, a little insect about 3mm long, of the kind that accumulates around spoiled fruit. It is also one of the most valuable of organisms in biological research, particularly in genetics and developmental biology. See mutant fruit flies You can order mutant fruit flies from any biological company and perform crosses in the lab that will generally take about two weeks. How to Raise Fruit Flies 1. Terminology Wild-type - flies that have the "normal" characteristics, red eyes, normal length wing and brown bodies. Mutant flies - any variation from the wild type. Genetic Notation 1.