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Subject: Language Arts, Science
Title: Cracking the Genetic Code      
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students research and write a feature article on the Human Genome Project. They come to understand what the knowledge of DNA can tell us about ourselves and other organisms and species, as well as learn about the systematic study of the human genome.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

Assessments


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Working out a Punnet Square
http://www.athro.com...
This interactive site allows students to work out a Punnet square. Students can work both monohybrid and a dihybrid crosses.

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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

Informational Materials


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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

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How To Read A Chromosome
http://learn.genetic...
This website goes into detail on how to read a chromosomes, and how traits are recessive and dominate.

Interactives/Games


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Working out a Punnet Square
http://www.athro.com...
This interactive site allows students to work out a Punnet square. Students can work both monohybrid and a dihybrid crosses.

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Gel Electrophoresis Lab
http://learn.genetic...
This is a virtual lab where students separate and measure DNA strands by conducting gel electrophoresis.

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Punnet Squares Virtual Lab
http://www.mhhe.com/...
A virtual lab introducing students to punnet squares and their ability to predict probabilities of offspring. Students work problems and are given chances to reset and correct problems. They keep up with work in a lab notebook.

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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

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Dragon Genotype to Phenotype
http://biologica.con...
This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), students create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). Requires flashplayer.

Learning Activities


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Working out a Punnet Square
http://www.athro.com...
This interactive site allows students to work out a Punnet square. Students can work both monohybrid and a dihybrid crosses.

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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

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Dragon Genotype to Phenotype
http://biologica.con...
This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), students create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). Requires flashplayer.

Teacher Tools


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What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.co...
This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

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How To Read A Chromosome
http://learn.genetic...
This website goes into detail on how to read a chromosomes, and how traits are recessive and dominate.

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