videos and lesson plans on genetically modified organisms
video on animal hybridization
video on selective breeding
Teacher blog on using graphic texts in the classroom; has interesting activities and resources! Great resource to start off with using graphic novels in science class
The curriculum unit is designed to be a simulation of a veterinary health issue. Sparky, the cat, has just been brought into the local animal shelter, and she has several health issues. Students must test, diagnose and make treatment recommendations for Sparky. Students discover and apply their knowledge of genetics, heredity, DNA, dominant & recessive traits, Mendel’s Laws, punnet squares and more to understand current and future uses of biotechnology. They also must consider the moral and ethical issues surrounding biotechnology and human health.
This lab intensive curriculum includes eighteen lesson plans that teachers can pick and choose from. There are also PowerPoint presentations and videos to augment the implementation of certain lessons. Each lesson has been mapped to national science standards and a complete list of materials and procedures are included. The lesson map provides a suggested order for classroom implementation.
List of top graphic novels for science -- should've gotten the genetics/DNA one!
Graphic novels $7.50 each for various topics
Welcome to LIVESTRONG at School™! Created by Scholastic and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the LIVESTRONG at School program uses national standards-based lessons to teach your students about the realities of cancer. While it is a difficult subject to talk about with kids, the LIVESTRONG Foundation believes that it is important for students to understand what cancer is and how it can be treated. In addition, this program informs your students about ways that they can make a difference and help those with cancer. The lessons and printable worksheets below make it easy for you to share this valuable information with your class.
Tutorials and animations on DNA replication. More suited for high school or college-level students.
Key concepts of genetics explained through use of animations, images, video interviews and other interactive tools