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Updated February 23, 2012 

Chapter 4 Resources

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Chapter 4 Graphics Package (4.8 MB) - text graphics from chapter 4. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Salmon - fascinating information on the life cycle of these amazing fish:

  • Salmon - great general information and very good life cycle section.
  • Salmon Lifecycle - written for children, but so what? It's still excellent information the Canadian government.

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Nanotechnology - the science of the small:

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Pallid Bat - a very interesting mammal:

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Animal and Plant Cell Organelles - lots of information and activities to help you learn the organelles:

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Organelles in the Cytoplasm - this video provides an excellent overview of the organelles.

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DNA - that amazing double helix:

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DNA Activities - fun interactive learning about DNA:

  • Zooming into DNA - a very slick zooming adventure into your own tissues. Destination... DNA!
  • Genetic Science Learning Center - What is DNA? What is a gene? Find out at this excellent site, which houses superb flash animations. If you like, you can download the animations to your hard drive.
  • Journey into DNA - don't stop exploring yet! This is a wonderful journey into DNA.
  • DNA: The Molecule of Life - a high quality interactive CD-ROM. Use the tutorials and tests to learn all about DNA. This is just one in a series of genetics CD-ROM titles from CyberEd.
  • Build a DNA Molecule - do you know how the double helix is constructed?
  • DNA: The Double Helix Game - educational and fun!

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Dinosaur Soft Tissue - - this 8 minute audio Quirks and Quarks show discusses the fascinating discovery of dinosaur soft tissue. Will it be possible to obtain dinosaur DNA?

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Forensic DNA Analysis - this video shows how DNA evidence can be used to catch a killer (free Teacher's Domain registration is required)

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Applications and Investigations of DNA - working with DNA is complex, but it can be very rewarding:

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Protein Synthesis - exactly how are proteins made?

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DNA and Proteins - these animations and movies explain the complicated process of protein synthesis and why it is important:

  • From DNA to Protein - this video illustrates the process of protein synthesis.
  • Gene Control - where does the instructions for making proteins come from? Genes! Another 3 minute video.

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Muscle Mice Defy Passage of Time - a potential cure for muscular dystrophy, but can it be abused?

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Creating Glowing Animals - inserting the gene for luciferase production can result in a greenish glow:

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Squid Flashlight - - this 8 minute audio Quirks and Quarks show discusses an amazing squid that has its own built-in flashlight!

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Section 4.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Cells and DNA - how much have you learned about cells and DNA? Try this puzzle! (This puzzle also available for download )

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Moksgm'ol - (pronounced motch'ka moe) the white kermode bear is a very interesting rainforest bear:

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Mutations and Mutagens - all about mutations and the factors that cause them.

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Sickle Cell Anemia - a painful inherited blood disorder:

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Deafness Gene - - this 9 minute audio Quirks and Quarks show challenges the idea of "bad" genes, suggesting that the gene that causes deafness can actually be beneficial.

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Cystic Fibrosis - a terrible disease, one can only hope for a cure soon:

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The Danger of Tobacco - a very addictive and deadly substance. If you don't smoke, don't start:

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Finding and Curing Genetic Disease - these movies explain difficulty in finding the genes that cause disease, and the even tougher task of finding cures:

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Gene Therapy - curing diseases such a cystic fibrosis is the goal:

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Gene Doping - - this 22 minute audio Quirks and Quarks discusses the frightening possibility that gene therapy may someday be used by athletes to "improve" their bodies to cheat in sport.

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Section 4.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.



Chapter 5 Resources

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Chapter 5 Graphics Package (6.4 MB) - text graphics from chapter 5. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Red Tide - an amazing phenomenon of nature:

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DNA Replication - if you want to make copies of your cells, you'll need to replicated your DNA:

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DNA Replication Animations and Movies - a moving picture speaks a thousand words!

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Mitosis - the details of cell division:

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Mitosis Animations and Movies - a moving picture speaks a thousand words!

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Cell Cycle - different cells have different lengths of phases in their cycles:

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Cancer and the Cell Cycle - why does cancer risk increase as you get older?

  • How Cancer Grows - a great page and a very good flash presentation as well.
  • Hallmarks of Cancer - an amazing interactive treatment. When you reach this page, click on "Becoming Immortal".

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Section 5.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Asexual Reproduction - explanations of how it is done both naturally and agriculturally:

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Asexual Reproduction and Cloning - taking control of asexual reproduction:

  • Plant Propagation - ever wonder how trees are grafted? This page is mostly devoted to grafting and budding techniques, but it is very interesting and informative.
  • Cloning - in depth information about the different types of cloning.
  • Cloning in Focus - lessons, information and activities, it's all here.

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Cloning Activities - give cloning a try for yourself:

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Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction - do you know the ins and outs of cell division? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Section 5.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.



Chapter 6 Resources

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Chapter 6 Graphics Package (6.4 MB) - text graphics from chapter 6. Each of the image files has the text page number in the file name, so it should be easy to find and identify the image that you need. (Windows Downloading Tip: Right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As...", once the file is on your hard drive, right-click on it and choose "Extract All...")

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Genetic Variation - explains how the "shuffling" of genetic information produces variation.

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Meiosis - producing gametes with half the number of chromosomes is critical for sexual reproduction:

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Fruit Fly Genetics - this little flies have been a boon to genetics:

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Karyotyping Activities - the best way to learn how to diagnose genetic disorders is to try for yourself:

  • Karyotyping Activity - use the patient histories and karyotypes to make your diagnosis.
  • Karyotype Sheets - are you a cut-and-paste kind of person? Nice clear chromosome sheets suitable for photocopying.

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Section 6.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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The Red Queen - this video discusses the drawbacks of cloning as a reproductive method, and why sexual reproduction can offer a distinct advantage.

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Spawning and Fertilizing Sea Urchins - an amazing activity that lets you "handle" urchins in the laboratory and understand their reproductive process. This page is part of the very informative Virtual Urchin website.

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The Mating Game - picking the right mate isn't always that easy!.

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Bees Get a Buzz From Warm Flowers - this article describes a very interesting bee-flower relationship.

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Embryonic Development - learn more about the development of embryos:

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New Source of Stem Cells: Amniotic Fluid - this article explains the importance of finding amniotic stem cells.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough - - this 9 minute audio Quirks and Quarks discusses how therapeutic cloning offers the hope of growing new organs and tissues to replace those that have failed.

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Embryonic Development Movies - see embryos develop for yourself:

  • The Embryo Takes Shape - this video follows the development of an embryo.
  • Morphing Embryos - PBS provides some great movies comparing humans to other species.
  • Life's Greatest Miracle - many movies concerning reproduction and development. Movie #6 addresses embryonic development.
  • Gastrulation: From Cells to Embryo - you'll have to scroll a bit to get the movies, there are many fantastic early development movies here, take your time and watch them all.
  • Xenopus Web Resource - what is a Xenopus? It's a type of frog, and this page has amazing movies of early Xenopus embryo development. Slow server, be patient while the movies load, it's well worth the wait.

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The Advantage of Sex - why bother with sex when asexual reproduction is much easier? This excellent essay discusses the advantages of sex, and is well worth reading.

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Sexual Reproduction - what have you learned about sexual reproduction? (This puzzle also available for download )

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Section 6.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Assisted Human Reproduction Act - which reproductive technologies are allowed?

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Section 6.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.

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Ethical Implications of Stem Cell and Genetic Research - do you support this kind of research? Find out more before you make your decision:

  • Understanding the Human Genome Project - several interactive CD-ROMs for download that let you review genetics issues, but one particular CD-ROM, Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI), will be very helpful in making up your mind about genetics research.
  • Stem Cells - participate in the poll, view the slide show, plenty to do here to inform yourself about the stem cell debate.
  • Stem Cell Research - this is probably your best, impartial source for the latest news on stem cell research.
  • Should We Create Babies By Design? - a poll that presents you with information that might just change your answers!

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The Ethics of Genetics Research and Cloning - this whole area is a classic "slippery slope" - just how far do we go?

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Cutting Edge Fetal Surgery - - this 20 minute audio Quirks and Quarks program discusses the rapidly advancing field of fetal research and surgery. New medical abilities pose new risks - just because surgeries can be done, should they be done?

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Genetic Modification - "swapping" genes with other species has huge potential... and risk.

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