Teachers' Domain, Reproduction and Genetics, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Reproduction and Genetics 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.
Reproduction and Genetics
This course helps you understand and teach about the cellular processes that allow organisms to develop, reproduce, and pass on traits from one generation to the next.
Session 1: Cellular Reproduction and Development
Learners investigate the mechanisms that enable organisms to reproduce and develop and observe how environmental factors can influence these two important processes. Teaching and learning strategies focus on techniques for uncovering prior knowledge.
Session 2: DNA and Heredity
Learners explore the role DNA plays in determining an organism's traits and learn how genetic differences create variability within a species. Teaching and learning strategies focus on techniques for making the abstract more accessible to learners.
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.