Genetics is the branch of the life sciences concerned with heredity, the transmission of characteristics down generations, and variation, the structural or functional divergence of characteristics among organisms.
The high-interest experiments in Genetics Experiments will engage students and enable them to participate in science in a hands-on and fun way. Filled with 20 experiments, this new book is supported by full-color figures and line illustrations, as well as tables, charts, and print and Web resources. Topics explored include genetics survey, inheritance of sickle cell anemia, genetic engineering, family pedigree, and plant genetics.
Full-color line illustrations, tables, and charts. Index. Glossary. Print and Web resources. Notes.
About the Author(s)
Pamela Walker and Elaine Wood have 40 years of science teaching experience between them. Their expertise comes from formal training in biology education and hands-on practice with students, and they are also the authors of Facts On File's five-volume Science Experiments On File™ binder set. Walker was named the 2007 Georgia State Teacher of the Year.