This courses is designed to help homeschool and unschooled students as well as traditional students with secondary science education. This course is also great for anyone interested in augmenting their knowledge in biology, specifically in genetics.
The class is a self-paced. The course is structured into 6 lessons. Students can take one lesson per week or the student can take as many lessons as he or she wants at any given time.
Included materials include:
Basic overview of the study of genetics.
Our course has a private G+ community. This video walks you through how to take advantage of that community as a student of Genetics I.
Overview of cell theory and the parts of cell theory that are directly related to the study of genetics.
Activities to expand your learning in cell theory.
See if you mastered the basic concepts of cell theory.
In this lesson we take a look inside the nucleus and begin to understand the genetic information housed in the nucleus.
These are activities to expand your learning in regards to the nucleus and eukaryotic cells.
DNA IS AMAZING! In this lesson we will break down all the parts and function of the DNA molecule and we will understand how these components work together on this remarkable molecule.
This is a podcast and a conversation about Rosalind Franklin, the woman who helped discover the DNA molecule. We take a walk back in time to understand the puzzles she and other scientists were determined to solve.
The amazing process of DNA replication keeps us alive. In this lesson we relate the structure of the DNA molecule to its function, and discover how that function regenerates DNA and other cells.
Word wall activities regarding DNA replication.
Extract the DNA from a strawberry. Use simple items from your kitchen! Watch this video; it will walk you through the entire process. Also, be sure to write up your findings in the lab repot located in your workbook. The lab report is also located in this lesson's downloadable materials.
What good is all this information if we can't relate it to our lives? Check out these current events, links and resources that will help you understand how genetics impacts our world.
Put all this information and learning together in this project-based assessment. And don't forget to have fun!
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