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Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
Mendelian Genetics: Why Are the Stem and Leaf Color Traits of the Wisconsin Fast Plant Inherited in a Predictable Pattern? • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Junior's Family Tree • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
A Recipe for Traits • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Genetics of Sesame Street Characters • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Drug-Resistant TB: A Genetic Analysis Using Online Bioinformatic Tools • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Baby Mice– Assessment Probe from Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Vol. 2 • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Environmental Influence on Genotypes and Phenotypes • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Guppies Galore • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 3-5
Dragon Genetics – Understanding Inheritance • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Model of Inheritance: Which Model of Inheritance Best Explains How a Specific Trait is Inherited in Fruit Flies? • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze a Stickleback Trait • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
How do Siamese Cats Get Their Color? • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Animal Detectives • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 3-5
Lab 15. Mutations in Genes: How Do Different Types of Mutations in Genes Affect the function of an Organism? • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Mystery Plant Adaptation • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 3-5
Mystery Plant Mystery • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 3-5
Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Baby Mice • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Eye Color Probe #22 From Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science, Volume 1: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Pasta Genetics • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Heredity and Genetics (Investigative Phenomena) • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Zebrafish Development (Phenomenon) • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Cell Division and Cancer Risk • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Who do you look like? • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades K-2
From Seed to Flower - Phenomena • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
Who's your animal parent? • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades K-2
Inheritance and Variation of Traits: Genetic Mutations and Disease • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
Protein Structure • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Albinism (Phenomenon) • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Designing the Super Explore • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
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  Resource Title Discipline Grade Level
Legends of Learning - Genes and Traits • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Variation of Inherited Traits • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Variation • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Legends of Learning - Gene Mutations • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
Presentation Slides • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Resources • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 6-8
A Fossil Thermometer • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Climate Change and Human Health • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
The Methane Circus
 • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
• Grades 9-12
Brooks River Brown Bears: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 3-5
Meiosis and Fertilization – Understanding How Genes Are Inherited • Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits • Grades 9-12
HSOLS Chapter 4 Lesson • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
HSOL Chapter 2 Lesson • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
HSOL Chapter 3 Lesson • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
HSOL Chapter 2 Lesson • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
HSOL Chapter 2 Lesson • Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades K-2
• Grades K-2
Eureka! chapter 3 • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 3 lesson • Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Place in the Universe
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 4 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 4 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 4 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 5 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Matter and Its Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 5 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Matter and Its Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 5 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth’s Systems
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Matter and Its Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 8 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 8 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
Eureka! chapter 8 lesson • Life Science - Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
• Earth and Space Science - Earth and Human Activity
• Life Science - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
• Physical Science - Energy
• Engineering, Technology and the Application of Science - Engineering Design
• Life Science - From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• Life Science - Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
• Physical Science - Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 3-5