Teachers' Domain, Heredity and Adaptation, published June 19, 2009, retrieved on ,
Heredity and Adaptation is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of life science. In two sessions, you will investigate life science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Heredity and Adaptation
This course goes beyond content areas that are generally taught in elementary life science, and provides a grounding in these topics to place curriculum in the context of the larger K-12 science scope and sequence.
Session 1: Heredity
This session explores the differences between characteristics that are inherited and those that are affected by the environment, and examines how DNA passes on hereditary traits. Teaching and learning strategies focus on ways to prepare students for future study of genetics.
Session 2: Adaptation
Building on Session 1, learners examine the process of natural selection. Teaching and learning strategies focus on ways to prepare students for future study of evolution.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.