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Standard 4
Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.
Objective 3
Explain how the structure and replication of DNA are essential to heredity and protein synthesis.
  • A Gene Map of the Human Genome
    Explore chromosome by chromosome and learn about diseases related to each.
  • Biology Project
    Do you need a little extra help with biology? Need a tutorial to help you understand something? Find it here.
  • DNA Interactive
    Learn all about DNA and how our understanding of it has affected genetics and biology.
  • DNA from the Beginning
    Here is an interesting way to learn the basics of genetics. The tutorials use video, animation, images, and text to explain the subject to you.
  • Genetic Science Learning Center
    Great information on cells and genetics.
  • Molecules of Inheritance
    This interactive site is full of activities and explorations about genes, DNA, proteins, and RNA.
  • Protein Synthesis
    A video that shows the process of RNA to protein synthesis
  • Sources of Variation
    This interactive is all about genetic mutations and variation.
  • The Human Genome Project
    Read about the project to identify the 30,000 genes in human DNA, its purpose and benefits, and related issues.
  • The Transgenic Fly Virtual Lab
    Get ready to learn the techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes.
  • Transcribe and Translate a Gene
    Use this interactive site to understand how transcription and translation work.
  • Web Labs
    A virtual lab called Dragon Genetics and another called Mendel's peas are found on this site.

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