Genetics Lesson Plans
Gene Expression - Ghost in Your Genes Lesson Plan
Students model how scientists use DNA microarrays to determine levels of gene expression in breast cancer patients, and then choose treatments based on what they learn.
Published by Margy Kuntz and NOVA / PBS High School
Understanding Cancer Multimedia
This is a great information webpage about what is cancer, the kinds of cancer, screening methods, causes, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and so much more. The teacher notes is about myths and misconceptions around commonly asked questions about cancer.
Published by National Cancer Institute High School
From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation Student Handout
Students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to help students learn the basic molecular biology of transcription and translation.
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty High School
Onion Root Microscope Lab Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
Students draw plant cells in their different phases of the cell cycle including interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. Microscope skills include focusing and field of view.
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
Published by NGSS Life Science High School
More Genetics lesson plans are in the works.