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Gummy_Bear_Genetics.pdf


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Kate Richmond's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:05 PM

All this lab requires is a few bags of gummy bears. Easy set up, easy clean up (the kids just eat the gummies!) but through the activity they demonstrate their knowledge of genetic inheritance including more complex inheritance patterns (co-dominance, incomplete dominance, etc.). This could very easily be adapted as an inquiry activity. 

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Peppered Moth Simulation

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Simulate changes in moth population due to pollution and predation, and observe how species can change over time. Uses a shockwave program where students play a bluebird trying to survive by eating moths in a forest.

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Kate Richmond's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:27 PM

The peppered moth is a commonly used illustration of natural selection and while this perhaps technically falls into the "evolution" category, I think it is also an excellent situation to discuss the very close ties between genetics and natural selection. Furthermore, this is without doubt the best peppered moth simulation I have ever seen. Students very clearly are able to understand why the allele frequencies change depending on the type of forest, both simply by seeing which moths are more visible and by the graphs at the bottom. Also, it's pretty fun to hear the crunch when the bird successfully eats a moth... 

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Axon Game by Wellcome

In Axon you take a neuron's eye view inside the brain. Try to grow your axon as long as possible, using intermediate 'protein' targets to connect distant brain regions.

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New meaning to the term "gut feeling": gut bacteria and the brain

New meaning to the term "gut feeling": gut bacteria and the brain | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
  We've been told for years that our body is composed of cells, human cells. We've also heard about the 'good' bacteria that inhabit our bodies and help us digest different types of food and c...

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Visual Thinking

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Visual Engagement Techniques in blog form: Concept maps, coordinate axes, data visualization, debate maps, flow charts, post-it notes, sketchnotes, word clouds, etc. Higher level interactive notebook help.

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Flipping The Classroom... A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom... A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Greetings from Boston and  BLC12 (Alan November's Building Learning Communities Conference ).  If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome to anot...
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Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English

Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Kids science, math, social studies, history, geography and other educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 grade kids that make learning fun and interesting.
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Charles Darwin and On the Origin of Species - Science NetLinks

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Here are resources on Charles Darwin, evolutionary theory, and natural selection so you and your class can celebrate one of science's great texts and great minds.
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Look at us now: The black and white twins as they turn seven | Big Wife Health and Diet Blog

Look at us now: The black and white twins as they turn seven | Big Wife Health and Diet Blog | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
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Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology | Video on TED.com

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. In this talk, he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
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Lab 1-4 Measuring Volume By Displacement

Lab 1-4 Measuring Volume By Displacement
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1.4 Measuring Volume by Displacement of Water

 

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Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun | Video on TED.com

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand.

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This is brilliant!! Thanks my kids will love this:)
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ScienceDump

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This is an aggregation site for science news and articles. Find fascinating research and stories to intrigue your class and explore the boundaries of human knowledge yourself.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science


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Magnifying the Universe: Move From Atoms to Galaxies in HD

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Before you do anything else, click on the image above and then move little slider (along the bottom of the image) from left to right. Now watch the universe fly by, going from macro to micro. Pretty cool, no?

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Home of CELLS alive!

A visual tour of cells, bacteria, viruses and their interaction with one another.

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Gabe Kraljevic's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:21 PM

Content, images, animations, videos all about cells.

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Misconceptions About Temperature

Made for ABC TV Catalyst http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/ as an extended version of my Comparing Temperatures video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNGJ0WHXMyE

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30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms | ScienceStuff | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some multimedia mega-sites found on the web...
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Home - Science NetLinks

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Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
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A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at http://youtu.be...
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Cell Division - Kids Science Videos, Games and Lessons that Make Learning Fun and Easy

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Cell Division - Kids science videos, lessons, quizzes and games for K-12 grade school kids that make learning fun and interesting.
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Measuring Volume

A quick look at measuring the volume of Liquids, Regular Solids and Irregular solids.
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1.2 Volume

 

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