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An Introduction to Genes and Inherited Traits

An Introduction to Genes and Inherited Traits

Genetic variations account for different characteristics among siblings.
Courtesy of the CDC.

How is hereditary information passed from one generation to the next? How are the physical characteristics of offspring determined by the combination of genes inherited from parents?

This course focuses on background information that educators will find especially helpful when introducing students to genes and inherited traits. Engaging content, animations, resources, an interactive glossary and self-assessment questions help the participant to gain content knowledge. (3 contact hours)

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Science Education Leadership Fellows Program
Grant Numbers: 51006084, 51004102, 51000105

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation, Directorate of Education and Human Resources

Professional Development: Optimization of Asynchronous Learning Models
Grant Number: 0723433


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Using Learning Technology to Build Human Capital
Grant Number: 57363