Research Results

Several educational studies were conducted in the context of the “learning genetics on the fly” environment. These studies pointed out the importance of teaching the protein level and drawing connections between the protein level and the final trait.
Haskel-Ittah, M., & Yarden, A. (2017). Toward Bridging the Mechanistic Gap Between Genes and Traits by Emphasizing the Role of Proteins in a Computational Environment. Science & Education, 26, 1143-1160.
Haskel-Ittah, M., & Yarden, A. (2018). Students’ Conception of Genetic Phenomena and Its Effect on Their Ability to Understand the Underlying Mechanism. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 17(3), ar36. –Highlighted in GENETICS (Volume 202, Issue 4)
Haskel-Ittah, M., Duncan, R. G., Vazquez Ben, L., and Yarden, A. (2019). Reasoning About Genetic Mechanisms: Affordances and Constrains for Learning. JRST -Journal of Research in Science Teaching,1– 26.