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Assessing Students Understanding of Genetic Principles

Assessing Students Understanding of Genetic Principles

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Students will observe Mendel's Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment through a ...

Students will observe Mendel's Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment through a series of monohybrid crosses with Brassica rapa plants. Students will make inferences supporting Mendel's laws on the basis of their interpretation of the results of these crosses.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Bottled Ecosystem

The Bottled Ecosystem

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Students investigate the interactions that take place among several variables of a ...

Students investigate the interactions that take place among several variables of a closed ecosystem simulation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
C-Fern Root Tropism: What's Up With That?

C-Fern Root Tropism: What's Up With That?

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Students will observe the growth of C-Fern plants under rather normal and ...

Students will observe the growth of C-Fern plants under rather normal and abnormal conditions. They will then predict the reasons for any differences in tropic response.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cell Organelle Review Game

Cell Organelle Review Game

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Students play a quick and easy game to review the organelles inside ...

Students play a quick and easy game to review the organelles inside both plant and animal cells. Students will use definitions to identify the appropriate cell structure and its role inside the cell. They will also identify if these structures are present in both plant and animal cells.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Crucifer Cross: Studying Gravitropism in Plants

The Crucifer Cross: Studying Gravitropism in Plants

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Students will identify gravitropism in plants (both negative and positive) and explain ...

Students will identify gravitropism in plants (both negative and positive) and explain the siginificance of this adaptation to a germinating seed. Students will collect, graph, interpret and summarize data.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Density and Texture of Soil

Density and Texture of Soil

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Students demonstrate the difference in soil textures and how this difference relates ...

Students demonstrate the difference in soil textures and how this difference relates to soil density. DIfferences in the proportion of soil components are what determine soil texture, which also affect soil properties. Students will also understand other factors such as compaction that affect soil density.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determining the Effects of Substances on Plants

Determining the Effects of Substances on Plants

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Students will discuss / research the pollutants that may be present in ...

Students will discuss / research the pollutants that may be present in their area and choose one to bioassay on seed germination. After choosing a pollutant and having the teacher approve it, they will design an experiment to test its effects on your seeds.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Effects of Salt on Plant Growth

Effects of Salt on Plant Growth

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Students will build a model for studying the effects of contaminants on ...

Students will build a model for studying the effects of contaminants on plant growth, identify two way pollutants can enter the ecosystem, and identify the effects of pollutants on terrestrial and aquatic plants.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
From "Designer Jeans" to "Designer Genes": An Analysis of the Use of Biotechnology in Society Today

From "Designer Jeans" to "Designer Genes": An Analysis of the Use of Biotechnology in Society Today

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Students will discover ethical issues surrounding the practice of genetic engineering in ...

Students will discover ethical issues surrounding the practice of genetic engineering in reproductive medicine and understand key terms and concepts related to the science of genetic engineering. Students will also read the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and write a paper comparing and contrasting the ethical and societal conflicts in Huxley's society with our society's use of biotechnology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
Jackie Hoffman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
From the "Eyes" of an Infectious Agent: The Road to Infection

From the "Eyes" of an Infectious Agent: The Road to Infection

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This lesson will provide students with knowledge on the various types of ...

This lesson will provide students with knowledge on the various types of pathogens that may invade a human or animal's body and the route that such pathogens taken in order to cause an infection. Students will create a narrative written in first person where they will act as if they are a pathogen (bacterial, viral etc.) and explain how they enter the body, what organ systems they affect, and how they ultimately cause infection in the body.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
Jackie Hoffman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Funky Fomites and Aseptic Microbiology Techniques for Bacterial Isolation

Funky Fomites and Aseptic Microbiology Techniques for Bacterial Isolation

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This laboratory exercise includes both a lecture on the purpose of practicing ...

This laboratory exercise includes both a lecture on the purpose of practicing aseptic technique as well as an explanation of how to practice aseptic techniques. Students will actually practice aseptic technique by plating bacteria in order to isolate individual colonies of bacteria. In addition, students will hypothesize which fomites they believe will have the most bacterial contamination and take swabs of their fomites to check for bacteria.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
Jackie Hoffman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Getting Acquainted with Seeds

Getting Acquainted with Seeds

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Students will be familiarized with plant seeds, as well as the techniques ...

Students will be familiarized with plant seeds, as well as the techniques used to make detailed observations about their phsyiology.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Heating and Cooling of Land Forms

Heating and Cooling of Land Forms

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Students will observe heating and cooling rates of samples of soil, grass, ...

Students will observe heating and cooling rates of samples of soil, grass, saltwater, fresh water, and sand in order to demonstrate the different rates at which common substances seen in nature are heated by the sun's energy.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Human Body Systems Project

Human Body Systems Project

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Students will work in groups to research one of the eleven body ...

Students will work in groups to research one of the eleven body systems. Research will focus on the structure and function of the major organs in the assigned body system. Each group will be responsible for a visual aid to be used in a presentation to the class. In addition, each individual in a group will be responsible for researching and presenting information on one disease associated with their assigned body system.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Land Biomes Project Lesson Plan

Land Biomes Project Lesson Plan

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Students will work together in committees to discover one of Earth's biomes. ...

Students will work together in committees to discover one of Earth's biomes. As a committee, the students will research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, as well as the world distribution of their biome. The committee will present work to the class in a creative manner as if they are trying to persuade the producers of the hit television show "Survivor" to hold the next season in their biome.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Monohybrid Crosses and the Punnett Square Lesson Plan

Monohybrid Crosses and the Punnett Square Lesson Plan

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Students will simulate a monohybrid cross between two heterozygous parents and utilize ...

Students will simulate a monohybrid cross between two heterozygous parents and utilize the experimental data to develop a Punnett Square for the prediction of the offspring. Students will learn and apply knowledge of key terms of inheritance during this exercise.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
UGA Extension
Date Added:
02/26/2019