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Abuse-A-Cyst

Abuse-A-Cyst

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In this inquiry-based activity, students investigate how brine shrimp populations can survive in some of the harshest environments. Students subject brine shrimp cysts to extreme conditions to evaluate the hardiness of these creatures.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA?

Does Sunscreen Protect My DNA?

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In this lab activity, students will investigate the effect of UV light on UV-sensitive yeast in an attempt to understand the protective ability of sunscreen products.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Epigenetics

Epigenetics

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This module explores some of the mechanisms responsible for the differential expression of genes, and how environmental factors influence those mechanisms.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Finding a Gene on the Chromosome Map

Finding a Gene on the Chromosome Map

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In this activity, students use a pedigree and jigsaw puzzles to explore how scientists use genetic information from a family to identify a gene associated with a genetic disorder.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

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In this instructional module, students use a bioethical decision-making model to consider the ethical, legal and social implications of actual gene therapy trials.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Investigating Reproductive Strategies

Investigating Reproductive Strategies

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In this lesson, students work in pairs to compare five aspects of an organism that reproduces sexually with one that reproduces asexually. As a class, students share their comparisons and generate a list of general characteristics for each mode of reproduction, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mystery Yeast Mutation

Mystery Yeast Mutation

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In this inquiry-based activity, students are asked to discover the nature of the mutation in a yeast strain by designing and carrying out their own experiments. Students are provided with a conundrum: the same mutant yeast strain can grow on one type of media plate but not another. What is wrong with it?

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pigeon Breeding: Genetics at Work

Pigeon Breeding: Genetics at Work

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This module includes an interactive game and associated learning materials that will help students learn about mechanisms of inheritance, bringing together Mendelian inheritance and molecular genetics concepts.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Reduce Your Risk: A Promotional Campaign

Reduce Your Risk: A Promotional Campaign

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In this lesson, students design a promotional campaign that educates their peers about how to prevent common diseases such as heart disease or diabetes. After conducting research on the disease, students will complete a proposal form to report the information they find. Student handouts and a grading rubric are provided.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Crystal King, Jonathon Tuttle, Molly Malone, Brendan Nicholson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What's Your Family Health Story?

What's Your Family Health Story?

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In this activity, students will collect family health history and use the information collected to create a pedigree chart. Student pages are available in English and Spanish.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Teach.Genetics
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
Date Added:
02/26/2019