Heredity and Variation


SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts

The Heredity and Variation SciGuide includes a variety of resources that explore the basics of genetics and variation among organisms, Gregor Mendel and his experiments, how genes influence our traits, meiosis, and mutation as a source of variation.

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  • on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:00 PM

SciGuides are really fantastic.When it's time to teach about genetics, I can be confident knowing I'll have the Heredity and Variation SciGuide to go to for lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources. I'll be able to create outstanding lessons in a shorter amount of time since many resources are easily accessible in this SciGuide

Naomi Beverly  (Marietta, GA)
Naomi Beverly (Marietta, GA)

  • on Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:08 AM

It's been great looking at the breadth of knowledge in this SciGuide, especially given the lack of experience I have in more advanced biology, having majored in physics. I've been able to learn new info about the way genes are read, for example. The issue, however, is that many of the sites have barriers to access for the students, such as the need to log in with an account, or the need to download videos, rather than running them in-browser, which can be problematic at Chromebook schools like mine.

Mitchell McLean  (Florey, ACT)
Mitchell McLean (Florey, ACT)

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