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Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (11) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (9) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (3) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Podcasts


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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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Negative Feedback Loop
http://highered.mcgr...
Animation: Feedback Inhibition of Biochemical Pathways

Assessments


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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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DNA Flash Card
http://www.neok12.co...
This NeoK12 website offers an interactive flash card assessment to test knowledge in labeling a simple cell and DNA molecule.

Informational Materials


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DNA, Genes and Heredity
http://www.dnaftb.or...
This site is an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. It contains concepts, animations, a photo gallery, and additional web links. It also contains language options for ESL students.

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Human Genome Project (by the U.S. Dept. of Energy)
http://genomics.ener...
Information about the Human Genome Project, Microbial Genome Research, Image Gallery, and Biomass to Biofuel Report.

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Modified Crops Could Lead to
http://news.national...
This National Geographic article is an excellent reading resource on genetic engineering and agriculture.

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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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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

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Should We Grow GM Crops?
http://www.pbs.org/w...
As students read information about genetically modified foods, they are asked whether or not they think we should grow GM crops. Their answer choice will open up a new reading section to challenge their view. Again, they will be asked their opinion. This process is repeated a few times until they are asked for their final opinion. A writing component could be added, having students state and justify their opinion at each step, and then write a final argumentative essay defending their stance. A class debate could also be used as an assessment tool.

Interactives/Games


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DNA, Genes and Heredity
http://www.dnaftb.or...
This site is an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. It contains concepts, animations, a photo gallery, and additional web links. It also contains language options for ESL students.

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Learn Genetics: Tour of the Basics
http://learn.genetic...
Great animations on what DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity and Traits are!

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Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

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

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Get in the Lab! Bacterial Identification
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab to collect, study, and record different bacterial samples.

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Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
http://phet.colorado...
This interactive allow teachers and students control protein synthesis using RNA polymerase, ribosomes, and transcription factors. They can try to generate and collect three types of protein, then move on to explore the factors that affect protein synthesis in a cell.

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CSI: The Experience
http://forensics.ric...
The Experience provides practice using bloodstain pattern analysis, many investigative tools and techniques, DNA collection and analysis, DNA fingerprinting, fingerprinting, ballistics, basic anthropology, basic pathology and analysis of hair, fiber, glass,m soil and chemicals. Flash Player is required.

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Cell Membrane Channels
http://phet.colorado...
Insert channels in a membrane and see what happens. See how different types of channels allow particles to move through the membrane.

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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

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Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple...
Become a disease detective working for the CDC and solve the next outbreak. This game engages the student in epidemiology. Task include figuring out how it started, how its spread and how to stop it.

Learning Activities


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Learn Genetics: Tour of the Basics
http://learn.genetic...
Great animations on what DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity and Traits are!

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Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

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DNA Interactive Workshop
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This interactive PBS site shows DNA replication and protein synthesis.

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Population Genetics
http://www2.gsu.edu...
Questionnaire about differences among peers based on his/her inherited traits.

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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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DNA Flash Card
http://www.neok12.co...
This NeoK12 website offers an interactive flash card assessment to test knowledge in labeling a simple cell and DNA molecule.

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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

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Protein Synthesis
http://www.biostudio...
This website gives teachers an interactive animated video to demonstrate protein synthesis when teaching genetics.

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Should We Grow GM Crops?
http://www.pbs.org/w...
As students read information about genetically modified foods, they are asked whether or not they think we should grow GM crops. Their answer choice will open up a new reading section to challenge their view. Again, they will be asked their opinion. This process is repeated a few times until they are asked for their final opinion. A writing component could be added, having students state and justify their opinion at each step, and then write a final argumentative essay defending their stance. A class debate could also be used as an assessment tool.

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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Mendel and Genetic Crosses
http://www.hhmi.org/...
This unique teacher tool supplies the teacher with teacher materials, student handouts, and activity cards to explore genetic crosses in the stickleback fish.

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Protein Synthesis
http://www.biostudio...
This website gives teachers an interactive animated video to demonstrate protein synthesis when teaching genetics.

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