ERIC Number: ED249080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Genes and Surroundings. The Center for Education in Human and Medical Genetics. A Continuing Program of the BSCS.
Capra, Judy; And Others
This module for middle/junior high school students examines human genetics from the perspective of variability and diversity. It consists of five sections containing a total of 25 activities. Many of these activities use students as "raw materials" and ask that they observe, record and interpret the variability that surrounds them; they are also asked to consider its biological roots and its ultimate expression in the myriad environments that constitute modern society. Major topic areas addressed in the five sections are: (1) similarities and differences among humans; (2) causes of these similarities and differences (focusing on family trees and characteristics, chromosomes, predicting inheritance, and genetic conditions); (3) variety in living things (examining ways in which people are alike); (4) changes which occur as individuals grow older; and (5) environmental influences. Each activity contains an introduction, a list of materials needed, procedures, discussion questions, suggestions for further study, and a short self-quiz. (JN)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Biology, Change, Elementary School Science, Environmental Influences, Genetics, Heredity, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Reproduction (Biology), Science Education, Secondary School Science
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.