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Students reinforce their knowledge that DNA is the genetic material for all living things by modeling it using toothpicks and gumdrops that represent the four biochemicals (adenine, thiamine, guanine, and cytosine) that pair with each other in a specific pattern, making a double helix. They investigate specific DNA sequences that code for certain physical characteristics such as eye and hair color. Student teams trade DNA "strands" and de-code the genetic sequences to determine the physical characteristics (phenotype) displayed by the strands (genotype) from other groups. Students extend their knowledge to learn about DNA fingerprinting and recognizing DNA alterations that may result in genetic disorders.

Subject:
Engineering
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Schroeder
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Don't Be a Square
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After watching video clips from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie, students explore the use of Punnett squares to predict genetic trait inheritance. The objective of this lesson is to articulate concepts related to genetics through direct immersive interaction based on the theme, The Science Behind Harry Potter. Students' interest is piqued by the use of popular culture in the classroom.

Subject:
Engineering
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christine Hawthorne
Rachel Howser
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Innate Behaviour | Ecology and Environment
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What is 'innate behaviour'? Where does it feature in the environment? And how does it compare to 'learned behaviour? In this Ecology GCSE / K12 video learn all of the answers to these questions.Are you a passionate teacher who would like to reach tens of thousands of learners? Get in touch: vsteam@fusion-universal.comFind out more: http://www.thevirtualschool.comThis video is distributed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Virtual School
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
The Virtual School & Rose Galsworthy
Date Added:
02/20/2013