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Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.

 
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Battle Royale: Mitosis vs. Meiosis

High School Biology » Unit: Cell Division
High School Biology » Unit: Cell Division
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In the big cellular process showdown, students will compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis to determine which will reign supreme!

 
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When Things Go Wrong: Genetic Mutations

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In the 3 billion base pairs in our genome, what happens when there is an error in the DNA. Students will examine the cause and effect of various genetic mutations.

 
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Flipping For Meiosis

High School Biology » Unit: Cell Division
High School Biology » Unit: Cell Division
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will "flip" once they create their meiosis flip book that will help explain why they do not look identical to their siblings!

 
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Cell Division Gone Wrong: An Introduction to Cancer

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Relate cell division to student life and prior knowledge in this engaging discussion about the unique properties of cancerous cells.

 
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Meiosis Simulation Lab (Day #1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Meiosis is the process that produces unique sex cells that eventually leads to the creation of genetically unique offspring.

 
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Comparing and Contrasting Meiosis and Mitosis: A Discussion and Analysis

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Guide students through an active discussion about meiosis and mitosis using text graphics and slides to encourage student questioning and analysis!

 
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CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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The Write for Life

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students should be able to write about things that they understand.

 
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Using a Simulation Activity to Explore and Compare Meiosis and Mitosis

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use colored beads to simulate meiosis and compare it to the process of mitosis!

 
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Research Day - Genetic Disorder Group Project (Lesson 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let the research fun begin . . . students will work in collaborative groups to obtain data about various genetic disorders that are caused by chromosomal mutations.

 
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Google Drive Magic - Genetic Disorder Research Project (Day 2 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time to make the magic happen! Students will evaluate the data from their research, synthesize it as a collaborative group, and create an informative and entertaining Google Drive presentation to share with their peers.

 
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Views on Genetic Engineering via "The Hunger Games"

High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A growing "Do-It-Yourself" movement - in which anyone can acquire the basic tools of biotechnology and potentially engineer new organisms of their own - is causing concern among citizen scientists and trained scientists alike.

 
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Gallery Walk - Genetic Disorder Research Project (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Step on up to the gallery walk to learn more about genetic disorders. Students will gain public speaking confidence and genetic wisdom through their participation in today's lesson!

 
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CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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Proteins in the Brain, Body and Nutrition: A Neurological Trifecta! (Day 1 of 2)

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

In general, genes and proteins have a linear relationship that dictates the general welfare of human body systems.

 
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