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Stevens Institute of Technology

Human Genetics and the Dominant Trait


Recommendations for Integration:
  • This problem-based RWLO can be used to help students understand, using real data, the need for large samples when conducting genetic surveys. It is HIGHLY recommended that it be implemented during class time as it requires the participation of all students to complete the class poll (Section B, question 1), and that each student work with a partner or small group to determine their own dominant and recessive traits (Section A, questions 1 and 2). For all other questions, students should work independently.

  • Download and save the Student Directions, PowerPoint (genetics.ppt) and Excel (genetics_worksheet.xls & cumulativedata.xls) files to the presentation computer and/or each of the student computers or to a diskette prior to the lesson. Alternatively, print-out all of the materials referenced in the Content Material section of this web site and provide sufficient copies to your students. At a minimum, a copy of each of the materials used should be provided to each group of students.

(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Human Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait Project)

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