Mutations Lesson Plans
Chromosome Mutation Activity 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.
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Published by NGSS Life Science High School
Monstrous Mutations Lesson Plan
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.
Published by Pamela S. Moy Middle School
Cracking the Code of Life Video
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.
Published by WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions High School
More Mutations lesson plans are in the works.