Teachers' Domain, Natural Selection and Applied Genetics, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Natural Selection and Applied 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.
Natural Selection and Applied Genetics
This course helps you understand and teach about how genetic traits are passed on to future generations.
Session 1: Adaptation and Natural Selection
Learners explore the process of natural selection to see how environmental factors can influence which genes and traits are passed on to future generations -- and which are not. Teaching and learning strategies focus on the use of concept mapping.
Session 2: Applied Genetics
Learners investigate how the application of our knowledge of the structure and function of DNA may affect the world in which we live. Teaching and learning strategies focus on how to promote reasoned dialog about scientific, and potentially controversial, topics.
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.