Review for:University of California, Berkely
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posted: on June 29, 2007 at 12:34PM
My rating of this resource: ****
My experience using this resource:genetics
Topic I was teaching:gene interaction
My learning goal for which this resource was used:To help students to see that most traits are actually a combination of multiple genes interacting with one another. I wanted them to understanding the principle of epistasis.
Course Level:Honors or Advanced, Intro or Regular
How I/my students used the resource:I created worksheet for students to write genotypes of cats and had them bring in cat photos to work with. Using one web photo of a cat, we used the article to determine the genotype of the example cat. Students then were instructed to determine the genotypes of the cat pictures they brought in.
Value Added:Provides visualization or animation, Increases data collection & analysis skills, Provides practice or tutorial, Provides additional content, Increases student engagement and motivation
Strengths:The details are well explained but it is a little too wordy. The illustrations of striping and agouti are helpful.
Weaknesses:This particular article is too long and a bit wordy but I like that it is thorough. There are other sites with the same information but I found this one to have the most information.