Skip to main content
  • Genetics for All

    Journal Article | April 2019

    This paper highlights learning supports associated with genetics lessons that were implemented in a urban high school biology classroom. The supports provided access to science content for ELs, students with IEPs, and…

  • Genetics for All

    Journal Article | February 2020

  • Genetics with Dragons

    Journal Article | April 2019

    Hardware, software, and websites for use in the classroom.

  • Genetic Screening

    Book Chapter | January 2004

    Many genetic disorders can be detected with tests of blood and chromosomes. Genetic screening is the large-scale use of these tests as part of the public health program. Different members of society, worldwide, have…

  • Mendelian Genetics

    Book Chapter | March 2009

    In a typical Mendelian genetics lab, students cross flies or other organisms of known genotypes, score phenotypes of the offspring, and determine if their results are significantly different from expected phenotype…

  • Mendelian Genetics

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is to introduce students to the underlying mechanisms that influence how traits are inherited and to determine ”Why Are the Stem and Leaf Color Traits of the Wisconsin Fast Plant Inherited in a…

  • CRISPR and Genetics Technology

    Journal Article | March 2020

  • Genetic Engineering (Teacher Edition)

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    This chapter focuses on genetically engineered foods. Bt corn has bacterial genes that encode a protein toxic to many insects. Therefore the corn plant makes its own pesticide. This chapter explores the DNA basis for…

  • Genetic Engineering (Student Edition)

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    Genetically engineered crops cross boundaries that traditional crops do not and pose new and challenging regulatory issues. In the United States, a number of government agencies regulate food, plants, pesticides, and…

  • Fruit Fly Traits (Genetics)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of the activity, in this chapter, is to help students understand Mendelian genetics (including the law of segregation and the law of independent assortment) and several different patterns of inheritance (…

  • The Genetic Game of Life

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    This lesson helps students: develop and use a model to explain the inheritance of traits; predict the frequency of genotypes and phenotypes in a cross; recognize that each parent contributes equally to the genotype even…

  • Genetically Modified Crops: Resources for Environmental Literacy

    NSTA Press Book | May 2007

    Supporters of genetic engineering point to the potential of genetically modified (GM) crops to improve human health and increase environmental protection. But some concerned groups argue that the risks of GM crops may…

  • Environmental Influence on Genotypes and Phenotypes (Genetics)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of this activity is to help students understand Mendelian genetics and how the environment can influence the phenotypes of organisms. This activity also helps students learn how to engage in practices such…

  • Misconception About Inheritance of Traits (Genetics)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of this activity is to help students understand that acquired traits, such as injuries and specific skills, are not passed down from parent to offspring. This activity is also designed to address many of the…

  • DNA Family Relationship Analysis (Genetics)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of the activity, in this chapter, is to help students understand the molecular basis of heredity and the role that DNA technology can play in solving social problems. This activity also helps students learn…

Asset 2