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Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

 
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Dihybrid Crosses Are Twice The Fun!

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

Why stop with one trait when you can examine two? Students will flex their genetics' muscles as they tackle these complex crosses to determine the probability of the outcomes.

 
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Predicting Probability With Punnett Squares

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

No need for a crystal ball to tell the future! Punnett squares will assist your students in predicting the outcomes of simple genetic crosses.

 
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Inheritance Patterns (#1 of 6): Punnett Sqares

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Nearly all human traits, even many diseases, are inherited in predictable ways. Using the tools of mathematics and modeling, these inheritance patterns can be properly deduced.

 
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Mendel's Genetics

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

It’s a matter of chance that siblings look alike.

 
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Slaying The Genetics Dragon

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

Dragons beware! Students will bring dragon offspring to life using nothing more than Popsicle sticks, their understanding of genetics, and loads of creativity.

 
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Mendel's Smile

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

With a flip of a coin students begin to understand Mendel's principles of genetics in order to create their own smiley-face offspring.

 
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Using Simulations to Discuss Basic Concepts in Evolution

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 8: Evolution & Biological Diversity
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Make concepts like the bottleneck effect, non-random mating, and stabilizing, disruptive, and directional selection come to life for students with these great online tools!

 
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OMG! Who's genes are you wearing?

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We all “wear mom (or dad) genes” to some degree or another based on the inheritance of traits.

 
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Inheritance Patterns (#2 of 6): Incomplete Dominance

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Nearly all human traits, even many diseases, are inherited in predictable ways. Using the tools of mathematics and modeling, these inheritance patterns can be properly deduced.

 
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A Bloody Good Time

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

A patient is rushed into the ER and it is up to your students to administer the life-saving blood transfusion. Have your students mastered blood typing and will they come to the rescue of this dying patient before it is too late?

 
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Inheritance Patterns (#5 of 6): Pedigrees

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Nearly all human traits, even many diseases, are inherited in predictable ways. Using the tools of mathematics and modeling, these inheritance patterns can be properly deduced.

 
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Flu Tracking (Part 3/3)

Biology » Unit: Viruses
Biology » Unit: Viruses
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Will it be a bad flu season this year? Use actual data to track the spread of the true flu.

 
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Conversations of Genetics: Two Stories of 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:

Understanding the impact of Huntington's disease involves a delicate balance of conversations with counselors and genetic calculations!

 
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Inheritance Patterns (#4 of 6): Sex-linked Traits

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Nearly all human traits, even many diseases, are inherited in predictable ways. Using the tools of mathematics and modeling, these inheritance patterns can be properly deduced.

 
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"X" Marks The Spot

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

An X-citing lesson examining "X" chromosome inactivation in female offspring. Students will create a unique calico cat that displays mosiacism to model this phenomenon.

 
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