Mutations Lesson Plans

  • Assessment
    Theory of Evolution Quiz
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    This quiz assesses students knowledge of natural selection, selection based on phenotypes, evidence, fossils, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Class Activity
    Chromosome Mutation Activity
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting and pasting paper chromosomes. Students then use this activity to defend a claim that inheritable variations can be caused by mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
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    Monstrous Mutations
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    Each student will simulate an animal that can only digest peanuts as its food source. Unfortunately, random mutations have produced some unusual characteristics in recent offspring. Each group will find out what mutation they represent by selecting a letter from the paper bag the teacher has provided.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Pamela S. Moy Middle School
  • Multimedia
    Cracking the Code of Life
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    This NOVA video covers topics including the human genome, mutations, genetic variations, the supreme court decision to patent genes, finding cures to diseases, and genetic modification.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions High School

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