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Abstract Details (PID = P168)
Title:Breeding Behavior: Teaching Genetic Change Using Storylines (P168)
Description:When humans breed animals for a specific behavior, what is actually different between the domesticated animal population and the wild ancestor? In this session, participants will explore unit materials developed by the PAGES group at the University of Illinois. PAGES is a group of practicing high school science teachers and University of Illinois researchers who aim to develop storylines that teachers can use in their classroom to teach newly uncovered biology research. In this unit, students will determine what is gained and what is lost in animals that have been bred across generations for human purposes. The core of the storyline is based on research performed by Dr. Ted Garland, professor of Biology at the University of California - Irvine. Dr. Garland bred mice for high running behavior and then completed experiments to determine the specific physiological changes that occurred in the selectively bred mice. The storyline that guides the unit materials provides students with a context to build their understanding of genetics and evolution. Access to FREE Breeding Behavior unit materials will be provided at this session.
Subject:NGSS Resources
Intended Audience:HS Biology
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Kevin Knapik, Biology Teacher
School/Organization:Evergreen Park Community High School
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Schedule Details
Room:167
Day:Mon
Time:12:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people