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Subject: Science (7), or Science (7)
Title: Modeling Meiosis and Gamete Formation
Description: The Modeling Meiosis and Gamete Formation Module includes hands-on and inquiry-based activities.  Using yarn and pop beads, students will simulate the changes in chromosome pairs as they move through the various stages of meiosis.  The students will use Play Dough to model the formation of the sperm and egg cells and to denote the differences in cytokinesis and explain the reasoning for the differences. 


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Subject: Science
Title: Gene Puzzles     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students come to understand that in sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, typically half of the genes come from each parent. They examine a fictional pedigree and determine which gene is responsible for a given trait.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: A Mendel Seminar     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson, constructed around Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper, is an advanced lesson in history, scientific inquiry, methodology, classical genetics, and plant biology. In this lesson, students are guided through a thorough discussion of part of the paper Mendel wrote about his pea plant experiments.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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