Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

iwaldron's picture

Inversions and deletions-too complex for middle schoolers?

 

Dear Rhonda,
 
If I were teaching middle school, I would not use the Dragon Genetics activity we have posted because of its complexities, including inversion and deletion of genes. I think that for middle school students these complexities detract from learning the basic concepts. Therefore, I suggest that you could modify the Word version of the handouts to simplify the posted lab, or you could use one of the simpler activities available on the web. Unfortunately, I don't have appropriate links for you readily available, but one possible starting place would be Dr. Pamela Esprivalo Harrell's "Dragon Genetics" in the January 1997 issue of Science Scope, 20:4, 33-37.
 
Ingrid Waldron

 

 

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
6 + 3 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.