Genetics  

By: Taylor Pruitt

session 1

In session one  you learn some basics and definitions in genetics. Then you explore a history of the science of genetics. After that you move on to constructing a model of a DNA molecule.  

                                                                                                                                        


Session 2

In Session two you explore the process of mitosis. Then you experiment with combining chromosome pairs. I liked this session because you got to learn a lot about mitosis stuff I never knew before.   

                                                                            

                                                                 

   Session 3

In session three you investigate how donation and recessive genes combine. Then simulate the generation of offspring from different  parent genotypes. After you determine genetics notation.   

                                                   

                                                     

                                                                 

Session 4

In session four you use Lego bricks to simulate alleles. Then you combine alleles to produce offspring. After you calculate the probability of producing certain offspring.

                                                           

Session 5

In session five you learn about sex-linked traits. Then analyze geneotypes and phenotypes of a dihybird  cross. Then simulate your own dihybrid cross experiment to produce offspring.

                                                                             

Session 6

In session six you learn about ways that genetic research is used-in modern society. Then view situations involving the effects of genetic research.  Then you discuss the risk and benefits of genetic research.

                                                               

Session 7

In session seven you use Lego bricks to simulate a population. Then you explore the effects of natural selection on a population. After you explore the effects of environmental change on a given population.  

                                                              

Career field

If you had a degree in genetics you could become a clinical nurse. By knowing all the information about genetics it would help you to understand why something happened to a patient.  If they had a   muscular  disorder  or something the nurse could track down which gene caused  it and maybe find a cure. By knowing about genetics they could also find out which parent you baby will look more like either the mom or dad. They could find this out by the trait of the baby. So genetics could help you serve a career as a clinical nurse.

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