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Statement on the Importance of Participation of Scientists in K-12 Science Education

 
   
   
   

 

 



Genetics Education Resources

 

Below we have provided resources developed by ASHG, as well as highlighted a few exemplary genetics curriculum, web sites, and books and videos developed by others.  Educators and GEON members, consider using these resources with your K-12 students.

 

ASHG Lesson Plans

 

The lessons in our database were developed by Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) teams and have been further adapted by ASHG for use in high school (or advanced middle school) life sciences classrooms. They are classroom-tested and ready-to-go!

 

Understanding Autism Through Genetics

by Michael J. Dougherty, actionbioscience.org

 

This article for educators by ASHG's Director of Education explains our current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders as a complex trait influenced by variation in multiple genetic loci and by epigenetic factors.

 

DNA: The Long and Short of It

 

Explore the data ASHG collected at the 2011 USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Learn about height and tongue-rolling as complex and simple traits, respectively.

 

   
Free Teaching Aids Online Educational Materials Free videos/ animation Audio Clips Teaching Aids for Purchase Material Review Reference Guide/ Fact Sheets Glossary Other Links En Espanol
Action Bioscience - American Institute of Biological Sciences

 

     

 

     
BioEd Online - Baylor College of Medicine
 
Bioethics Resources for High School - Kennedy Institute of Ethics
 
Bioethics Resources for College - Kalamazoo College & Harvard University                
BioInteractive - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
 
               
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS)
 
               

Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes

 

               
Foundations of Classical Genetics - Electronic Scholarly Publishing
 
                 
Gene Almanac - Dolan DNA Learning Center
 
             
GeneTests - University of Washington
 
               
Genetic Testing Registry - NCBI
 
                 
Genetics Home Reference - US National Library of Medicine
 
               
Genome News Network - the

J. Craig Venter Institute
 

               
Genome.gov - National Human Genome Research Institute

Talking Glossary of Genetics
 

           

 

Human Genome Project Information - Department of Energy
 
         
Learn.Genetics & Teach.Genetics - The University of Utah
 
           
MendelWeb
 
                 
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Education
 
                 
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - NCBI

 

                 
Omics Gateway - Nature

 

                 
Personal Genetics Education Project

 

                 
Positive Exposure: Arts and Blogs on the Beauty in Genetic Variation

 

               
The DNA Files - SoundVision Productions

 

                 
Understanding Cancer Series - National Cancer Institute

 

               
Understanding Evolution - the University of California Museum of Paleontology

 

                 
Virtual Genetics Education Center - Univ. of Leicester

 

               
Scitable - Nature

 

                 

 

Need a tune to engage all levels of students? ASHG member, Jim Sikela and his daughter Megan want to share "I love DNA" with you. Here you can find the lyrics and the audio. Enjoy!

 

 

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