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Subject: Health
Title: Proteome      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from science NetLinks, you'll hear about the difficulties of the task of determining which genes make which proteins, and what these proteins do. Geneticists think this information could provide valuable insights into disease. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Biology - Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Genographic's Legacy: Preservation and Projections      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, one of a multi-part unit on the Genographic Project, students consider ways in which the project is impacted by scientific and technological advances, including those in life sciences, communications, and transportation. They learn why indigenous communities play such a crucial role in unlocking the secrets of our common ancestry, examine how those communities are being threatened, make projections about future challenges to their ways of life, and consider how research such as the Genographic Project can play a role in preserving them. The Genographic Project, a partnership of the National Geographic Society and IBM, is a five-year study to understand the human journey--where we came from and how humankind came to populate the planet.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: A Mendel Seminar      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Night Lights      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why bright nighttime lights could be bad for women's health. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Biology - Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Connecting the Dots: Genographic's Markers in Context      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, one of a multi-part unit on the Genographic Project, students examine markers of human migration, uncovered by such fields as archaeology, paleontology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and history. Students begin by conducting a hands-on study of patterns of genetic markers. They consider ways in which contextual information provides scientists with clues about ancient migratory patterns. An extension activity provides an opportunity for students to investigate the controversy of who first migrated to the Americas and develop hypotheses based on scientific research using a collection of Web sites and the Atlas of the Human Journey.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science - Biology - Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Genographic: Permanent Markers      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, one of a multi-part unit on the Genographic Project, students review background information about the basics of DNA and chromosomal structure. They then explore the Genographic Project and the work of lead scientist Dr. Spencer Wells. Using a hands-on simulation activity, they learn how genetic markers are passed from generation to generation and how haplogroups are formed. Finally, they use the Atlas of the Human Journey to track one genetic marker over time.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: DNA Chips      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson from Science NetLinks, students conduct activities from a module called '' DNA Chips: A Genetics Lab in the Palm of Your Hand.'' This module is part of the National Institutes of Health Snapshots series, which focuses on a single area of biomedical research to help students understand how science, people, ethics, and history all fit together. Each Snapshot includes a classroom activity to help students understand the scientific concepts, a short summary of the issue, and diagrams that can be turned into overheads. The module for this lesson is about the DNA microarray, also known as a DNA chip.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Health
Title: Testosterone Tradeoff      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how male dark-eyed junco birds given extra testosterone attracted older, more fertile females, had more extramarital sex and fathered more offspring than untreated males. Biologist Wendy Reed explains that it appears that attracting more mates also seemed to attract more predators. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Asymmetry and Aggression      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that has found a link between aggression and body symmetry that may go back to the womb. In this interview, scientist Zeynep Benderlioglu explains how previous research has linked both asymmetry and aggression to risk factors in a mother's pregnancy. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts, Science
Title: Cracking the Genetic Code       Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Replicating Robots      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, the listener will hear about an engineering lab at Cornell University, where Hod Lipson and a team of graduate students have created robots that can build exact copies of themselves from magnetic cubes. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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