I am a Genetics and Honors Genetics teacher (11th and 12th grade). I recently taught a lesson on genetically modified foods but wish I had something better to use. Does anyone have suggestions for lessons that would help cover topics pertaining to DNA technology (finger printing, gene therapy, clonging, GMOs) or population genetics?
Science NetLinks has a lesson entitled Cracking the Genetic Code that you and your students might find interesting.
Do run a search on Thinkfinity.org for blue-ribbon Content Partner resources on DNA or genetics in general and select the Thinkfinity Community Content tab at the top of your results page for member-recommended resources like Extracting DNA,. another ScienceNetLinks lesson.
You might want to join the All About Science group in Thinkfinity Community where you may find teachers with your general interest ready and willing to share.
When I was looking to flesh out a Science NetLinks calendar entry on dermatoglyphics, I came across some Science Updates that relate to biometrics. None is a full classroom lesson, but they could be used in conjunction with or as reference for one of the lessons Jane mentioned above: