Unit #4 Genetics and Heredity
Why are my eyes the color they are?
What are twins?
Is it legal to clone humans?
Why can't I roll my tongue but my best buddy can?
Below are a bunch of great resources to help you better understand the unit we are studying!!! There are also powerpoints (slideshows) from the current unit and videos from class if you scroll all the way to the bottom, under RELATED FILES =)Chromosomes, Genes, DNA Quiz Review-Chromosomes, genes, DNA Studystack- vocabulary review!!!-Review Slideshow for DNA, Chromosomes, Genes and Reproduction (works well in chrome)Flower Stuff (explore parts of a flower and how a fruit is formed!)Cloning (want to know more...check it out)!STUDY STACK: Cloning
Mouse Cloning Activity - Click & Clone
Clone a Mouse, Mouse just like the actual scientists clone! You complete the steps in this virtual cloning lab. Awesome!!
Is this cloning or not?
Fun interactive quiz that presents different experiments. You decide if each one represents cloning or not!
Animal Clones: Double Trouble?
Interview with Dolly's creator
Hear from Dr. Ian Wilmut as to why Dolly the sheep (the first adult mammal clone) was made.
CC - the first cat clone
CC stands for carbon copy!List of cloned animals
See how many species we are up to now...
Article: Why Clone?
What do you think?
VIDEO: Meet Some Cow Clones
Engaging video about cloning of farm animals. This is the real deal - learn and see how it really happens!Like mother, like daughter
The first horse clone. Read about her!
CC, The first cat clone (at 10!)
CC was the first cat clone. Read and see how she is doing today!
Animal Cloning 101
Learn all the cool details about cloning animals in this interactive activity!
Article: How Cloning Works
Genetic Engineering and Selective Breeding (check out this stuff)
STUDY STACK: Genetic Engineering and Selective Breeding
GAME: Space Doctor
Welcome to the Extraterrestrial Gene Therapy Lab! As Space Doctor, you'll use your gene therapy knowledge to treat three ailing aliens who come into your clinic.12 bizarre examples of genetic engineering
Tiki's Guide to Genetic Engineering
Cartoons and fun with Tiki the Penguin!
VIDEO: Featherless Chickens?
Take away the genes for feathers and what do you get? Featherless chickens! But, why? Watch this interesting four minute video to find out!
Selective Breeding and Genetic Engineering
Short reading and examples
Dogs and Selective Breeding - What's the big deal?
Read about problems that have happened due to selective breeding practices. Willebrand’s disease in Doberman Pinschers, atopic dermatitis in Dalmatians, and encephalitis in Pugs are just a few unforeseen problems.
ACTIVITY: Genetically Engineered Tomatoes
Go into this virtual lab to genetically engineer tomatoes that are resistant to insects. Cool stuff!
VIDEO: Finding Disease Genes
Watch this nine minute video to discover one way to crack the disease code.
Zoo Match Maker - Slective Breeding with Tigers
Try your hand at breeding tigers for higher chance of survival. Play the interactives and print your scores. Show your teacher. Takes about 10-12 minutes for each one.
So what is the difference between GE and SB?
Still confused? Here's wiki's answer!
VIDEO: How do they Genetically Engineer Corn?
Pass the butter! Watch this step by step video on how scientists genetically engineer corn!
Think Quest: Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering
What's good, what's not? Find out here!
VIDEO: Growing Body Parts??!
This is not science fiction as scientists are actually growing ears, hearts, kidneys, etc. A little freaky, but very interesting. Watch this short video to see what's happening with this specialized science.
ACTIVITY: Selective Breeding Dogs Interactive
Can you select the dogs with the right traits to get the desired dog? Test your skill! This is fun... really fun!
ACTIVITY: Engineer a Corn Crop
Can you select the best genes to get a big harvest?
Genetically Modified Foods
Click on each common food and find out what's significant. Don't forget to click on the fly - it's interesting to find out what scientists are doing with flies!
ACTIVITY: Dogs Around The World
Love dogs? Love learning electronically? Excellent examples of selective breeding!
Article - Designer Babies Coming Soon?Lookin' for notes or review stuff?? Check it out below: