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Delving into the World of Genetics: A Digital Lab Experience

It's crucial for students to have hands-on, interactive experiences that foster their understanding of complex concepts. Today, we're spotlighting one of our digital labs, a virtual experience designed to delve deep into the mysteries of genetic inheritance.

Our digital lab aims to address some of the most fascinating aspects of genetics, enabling students to unravel the mysteries of inheritance and trait manifestation. To achieve this, the lab revolves around three main driving questions:

  • How do a mother’s “F” alleles influence the chance of her offspring having red fur?

  • How do a mother’s “L” alleles impact the likelihood of her offspring having short fur?

  • How do a mother’s “H” alleles affect the chance of her offspring having horns?

Each of these questions sheds light on the intricate process of gene transmission, giving students a clearer understanding of how characteristics are passed down from parents to offspring.

Aligning with NGSS Standards:

Designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Digital Lab: Genetics creates an engaging, enriching experience for middle and high school students alike. The following NGSS standards are met through this lab:

  • Life Science MS-LS2-2

  • Life Science HS LS 2-2

  • Life Science HS LS 3-1

  • Life Science HS LS 3-2

This alignment ensures that the content delivered is not just fascinating, but also academically robust, preparing students for further science studies and potentially sparking an interest in genetics-based careers.

Our Digital Genetics Lab is a prime example of blending advanced technology with engaging content to bring science education to a new level.

Join us in exploring the fascinating world of genetics, where we transform students from passive learners into active investigators, all in a virtual environment.


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