Join the Amoeba Sisters as they discuss the terms \"gene\" and \"allele\" in context of a gene involved in PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) taste sensitivity. Note: as mentioned throughout video, the ability to taste PTC may be more complex than a single gene trait. This video serves as an introduction before exploring Punnett squares in our heredity series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcGDU...


  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Life Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
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genetics, traits, genes, heredity



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2019-12-03.

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Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Instructional Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

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Deeper Learning: Students are asked open-ended questions like using their knowledge to explain misconceptions.

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