Science - Biology
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.
A Gene Map of the Human Genome
Explore chromosome by chromosome and learn about diseases related to each.
What do hydras, planarians, and starfish have in common?Information and examples of asexual reproduction.
Biology OER Textbook
This Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook has been written specifically for students as a reputable source for them to obtain information aligned to the Utah Science Standards.
Do you need a little extra help with biology? Need a tutorial to help you understand something? Find it here.
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.
Learn all about DNA and how our understanding of it has affected genetics and biology.
This lesson introduces DNA, genes, chromosomes, the chemicals that make up DNA. After learning the basic information, students will do an experiment in which they extract DNA from peas.
Figuring Out How Genes Combine
A great introduction to Punnett Squares. Be sure to check out the next page, Working Out Punnet Square Examples.
Genetic Science Learning Center
A great teaching tool for hands-on experiments in genetics, this site is a local Utah effort involving the Utah School of Medicine, the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.
Genetics: Pedigree Charts
How to construct a pedigree chart and what the symbols mean.
Find background information and practice doing basic genetics. Additional web resources also listed.
A video that shows the process of RNA to protein synthesis
What do you know about gametes, meiosis, fertilization, patterns and cycles of animal reproduction?
Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction
Click on the colorful plants and animals and learn how they reproduce.
Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics 2
This is part two of Interactive Game on Meiosis and Genetics (Diversity and Dihybrid Crosses).
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.
A virtual lab called Dragon Genetics and another called Mendel's peas are found on this site.
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