Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Did AIDS start in monkeys? Did chicken pox start it chickens?

How do diseases which start in one species "jump" to another species? How do people get a flu which started in chickens? Scientists at the University of Chicago and the Field Museum are using DNA to trace how diseases like AIDS and SARS pass from one species to another.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Genetics - How parents pass down traits to their offspring

We're learning about how offspring inherit traits from their parents.

AGS Chapter 10 Lessons 1, 2 and 3 give a great explanation of the basics.

Your assignment is to take notes on those 3 lessons IN YOUR IBN and then do the lesson review for those 3 lessons on separate paper to turn in.

We are also using the site, "DNA From the Beginning" to get into more depth and to learn from the excellent animations on the site.