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Genetics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)

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View Resource Your Genome

This Web siteby the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute provides information about genome science for various levels of awareness. Although the advanced section is not yet complete, the beginner and intermediate touch on genes, DNA, RNA, and the Human Genome Project. If your curiosity is not satisfied by the Web site, there is a form for submitting questions directly to the Sanger Institute. Two nice...
View Resource Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lectures on Science

This site features a variety of holiday lectures on various science topics. Educators interested in using these free Web casts in the classroom must fill out an electronic registration form. These lectures are primarily intended for "high school students in honors and Advanced Placement biology classes," although "other high school students and undergraduates can certainly benefit from the content...
View Resource Human Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait

This Web site provides instructions for a genetics-based collaborative project from the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education. This survey-based project helps students ages 12-18 understand genetic inheritance by "gathering a great deal of information about specific, easily-seen human features," formulating hypotheses, and testing these hypotheses using data compiled by themselves...
View Resource Concord Consortium: Biologica

This well-designed, interactive website features BioLogica, "a hypermodel for teaching high school genetics" that was developed over a four-year period "with support from the National Science Foundation." The site allows the user to try out two Sample Web Labs, and to interact with colorful, artsy 3D models that "show cell structure and function, as well as DNA molecular structure and assembly."...