Week 3 Homework #1

  • Due Sep 17, 2012 at 10pm
  • Points 10
  • Questions 8
  • Available Sep 15, 2012 at 8am - Sep 17, 2012 at 10pm 3 days
  • Time Limit None


  1. Go to the website called DNA from the Beginning.
  2. Click on the button labeled Classical Genetics.
  3. You will see 14 modules appear. I want you to work through Modules 1-5 and 13. Each module is set up like this:

  • Concept - This includes a couple of short paragraphs of information.
  • Animation - Usually a cheesy (but nicely done) animation that steps you through the material. Use the arrow icon to move through the animation.
  • Gallery - Some images of relevant people or events. (I consider this to be optional.)
  • Video - Contains one or two short video interviews with scientists discussing the module content. These are a little dry, but they are mercifully short. (In terms of presentation, these guys don't make science look particularly thrilling.)
  • Bio - Short biography on a scientist that worked in genetics.
  • Problem and Links - I consider these to be optional.

I've included a Reading Guide here that highlights what you should be learning from this reading. Once you've finished the reading, answer the questions below.

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