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Genetics Presentations

Lesson 1 Mendel and His Peas
Lesson 2 Understanding Inheritance
Lesson 3 DNA and Genetics

Source: mcgraw hill

Heredity: Crash Course Biology #9

Hank and his brother John discuss heredity via the gross example of relative ear wax moistness.


Bill Nye's 100 Greatest Discoveries - Heredity


Gregor Mendel: Great Minds

Hank brings us the story of Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk who, with the help of a garden full of pea plants, discovered the fundamental properties of inheritance and paved the way for modern genetics. He also gives us the dirt on a scientific scandal that has followed Mendel beyond the grave.

Source: SciShow

Key Concept Builder - Understanding Inheritance


Source: iScience

Sponge Bob Bikini Bottom Genetics

Scientists at Bikini Bottoms have been investigating the genetic makeup of the organisms in this community.
Use the information provided and your knowledge of genetics to answer each question.


Genetics Online Activity

Genetics 101 (Part 1 of 5): What are genes?

you'll learn about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.

Genetics 101 (Part 2 of 5): What are SNPs?

you'll learn about the variations in human DNA called SNPs, and how they can be used to understand relationships between people.

Genetics 101 (Part 3 of 5): Where do your genes come from?

learn how chromosomes and genes are passed down from parent to child.

Genetics 101 Part 4: What is phenotype?

Discover how your observable traits, or phenotypes, are the result of interactions between your genes and environment.

Genetics 101 (Part 5 of 5): Why No Y?

In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you'll find out why women don't have a Y chromosome. Even with no Y, women can still learn about their paternal ancestry with genetic testing from services like 23andMe

Source: 23andMe

NOVA | Extract Your DNA | PBS

Ever wish you could see the strands of genetic material that make You can, and there's no fancy lab equipment required. In this NOVA video short, learn how to extract your own DNA using just a few common household items.

Source: PBS NOVA/YouTube

DNA Structure and Replication: Crash Course Biology #10

Hank introduces us to that wondrous molecule deoxyribonucleic acid - also known as DNA - and explains how it replicates itself in our cells.


DNA, Hot Pockets, & The Longest Word Ever: Crash Course Biology #11

Hank imagines himself breaking into the Hot Pockets factory to steal their secret recipes and instruction manuals in order to help us understand how the processes known as DNA transcription and translation allow our cells to build proteins.


Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering

Hank discusses some of the recent developments in synthetic biology, and why some advocacy groups are calling for a moratorium on those developments.

Source: SciShow

Chimera Cats and Your Mom

Hank talks about chimeras, and why Venus the cat probably isn't one - but your mom might be!

Source: SciShow