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Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

 
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Introduction of PBL: Is It the End of Humanity?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply what they know about evolution, natural selection, artificial selection and genetic technologies to save humanity!

 
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desert liberty
   

Genetic Technology

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reproductive cloning, therapeutic cloning, and genetically modified organisms: students use their research skills to find out what these technologies are and how/why they are used.

 
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genetic engineering gm encyclopaedia
   

Will We Still Be Human?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How much can you alter humans before they are no longer considered humans? Students focus on this question as they practice argumentation supported by evidence.

 
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Choose Your Extreme Ecosystem

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Before students can redesign humanity, they must gather information about the life that exists in their chosen extreme ecosystem.

 
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Is It the End of Humanity - The Science Explanation

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

GMOs, cloning, artificial selection and natural selection: students explain the connection between these concepts and their plan for humanity.

 
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Is It the End of Humanity Infographic

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Infographics are a great way to present visual and written information, plus they are fun to make!

Standards:
 
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good infographic
   

Natural vs Artificial Selection

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students get all worked up at the thought of genetically modified organisms, but are those any different from what we have created using selective breeding?

 
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Click and Clone

8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
8th Grade Science » Unit: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students think cloning is a complex undertaking, but after completing this simulation they recognize that it is not as high tech as it seems.

Standards:
 
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Genetic Drift lab

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes things happen just by chance.

 
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genetic drift
   

Dog Breeding - Artificial Selection

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how humans have used artificial selection to influence dog breeds.

 
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Human Impact of Selective Breeding

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how selective breeding influences inheritance of desired traits.

 
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belgian blue
   

Two Stories + Two Tools= Understanding & Predicting Huntington's Disease!

High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Biotechnology enhances our ability to detect and prepare for Huntington's Disease prior to its onset!

 
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