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Mendel and Meiosis
Mendel made many contributions to genetics. Explore this site to learn about his
studies. According to this site, what were Mendel's two innovations to the science
Basic Principles of Genetics
This site has been set up as a tutorial. Click on "Mendel's Genetics" to learn
more about his experiments with cross pollination. What were his three conclusions
based on the experiments he performed?
Visit this site to learn more about Mendel. Read the English translation of his
original 1865 paper on plant hybridization. What did Mendel conclude about the
reproductive cells of the hybrids in his experiments? Develop a short presentation
to explain this to the rest of the class.
Here is an interactive educational resource and biotechnology reference. Visit
the "About BioTech" section and paraphrase BioTech's mission statement and goals
in your science journal.
the Guess the Parents Quiz!
The snapdragons are supposed to be red, but some of the flowers are showing up
in different colors. Guess what color the parent flowers are and then check your
answers. Then try to determine the parents of the rabbits and mice.
Genome Project Information
Access this site to learn about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.
What is a genome? What are the benefits of mapping the human genome? How much
progress has been made so far? What do you believe the ethical issues are in
this project? Hold a mock debate in the class to talk about the ethical issues
in the human genome project.
This site is devoted to the study of the genetics of doves. Click on the links
at the top of the page to learn more about the history and genetics of doves.
do Mr. Potato Head and Mendel Have in Common?
Here is a lab that uses Mr. Potato Head to teach Punnet squares. Break up in
lab groups and perform this lab with your class.
Soup" - The Story of Mendel
Visit this brief online history of Mendel. Try out the Interactive Pea Experiment
and try to answer the questions correctly.
Work of Charles Darwin
Visit this site to read about the works of Charles Darwin. Click on the links
to find more information about his contributions.
Visit this site sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society to learn about
Down syndrome. Click on the links to choose your topic.
The author of this site is a medical doctor with a child that has Down syndrome.
This site contains essays, photos, and general information about the disorder.
There is a wealth of information here. Choose a link to read more information.
This site is sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Congress. What are the developmental
aspects of children with Down syndrome?
Visit this site to read about Kleinfelter's syndrome. Click on the link for Kleinfelter's
Organization. Enter the web site and click on the link "What is Kleinfelter's
This site sponsored by the John Hopkins School of Medicine outlines Kleinfelter's
syndrome. What are the risk factors of this disorder?
This site uses a different spelling for the same disorder. What causes Kleinfelter's
Visit this site to learn about Turner's syndrome. What causes Turner's syndrome?
This site is sponsored by Turner's Syndrome Information Texas. Click on the link
"What is Turner's Syndrome?"
Visit the Turner's Syndrome Society of the United Kingdom for more information
on Turner's syndrome. Click on the link "What is TS." Where did Turner's syndrome
get its name?