Ch 66: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reproduction & Heredity

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This chapter will make your review of reproduction and heredity concepts enjoyable as you get set for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam! Brief and interactive lessons in the form of videos will liven up your study sessions.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reproduction & Heredity - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers you chances to view engaging video lessons about reproduction and heredity. Explore them before taking the TEXES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. You can feel at ease knowing that it also contains quick self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson. The items covered in this chapter are included here:

  • Difference between asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Definition of DNA and dominant trait
  • Affect of genetic factors on human longevity
  • Process of DNA cloning
  • Benefits of genetic engineering

Print the worksheets and quiz answers to test yourself while you're away from your electronic devices. In the lesson transcripts, you will find vocabulary terms in bold print. Work at your own pace, and click the video tags to go to different subjects in the lessons.

6 Lessons in Chapter 66: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Reproduction & Heredity
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Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

1. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

Did you know that some organisms can reproduce without a mate? Check out this video lesson on asexual versus sexual reproduction to discover the different ways organisms can reproduce and the main differences between mitosis and meiosis.

What is DNA?

2. What is DNA?

In this lesson, we will learn what DNA is, what its characteristics and functions are, even where it is located and what information it contains. We'll also learn how the double helix is created. Find out more.

Dominant Trait: Definition & Example

3. Dominant Trait: Definition & Example

Can you roll the edges of your tongue towards the center? Do you have detached earlobes that hang free? Are your eyes brown? If you answered yes to any one of these, then you have a dominant trait. Learn what dominant traits are in this lesson.

Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors

4. Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors

Here we will discuss the human life span, with specific interest in average life span by gender, as well as what factors are likely contribute to lengthening and shortening a life span.

DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

5. DNA Cloning: Definition and Process

DNA cloning is used for a variety of purposes, but how does it work? In this video lesson, you will learn about the process of cloning DNA, as well as see examples of how cloning is used in science, medicine, and consumer products.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

6. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

When most people think of genetics, they think of their own genes, but genetics is also very important in agriculture. In this lesson, we will explore genetic engineering and how it relates to agriculture. We will also investigate the benefits and issues associated with genetic engineering.

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