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Create your own karyotypes with clay in a kinesthetic genome activity. This tactile experience was created for visually impaired pupils, but can be used for all hands-on learners who are beginning to study chromosomes. The preparation directions are intended for teachers of the visually impaired, so adjust as needed for your classes. A reading activity is referenced and so is ddiscussion, but no reading is included, and the discussion information is quite limited. 
Students are introduced to mapping by crossover frequency. Genes travel as packaged trains on chromosomes. They use this experiment, genetic mapping assignment, that allow students to quickly complete the assignment and yet examine the concepts of a simple map.
Students explore genetics, chromosomes and DNA.  For this genetics lesson students design a chromosome and identify a family tree through genetics. 
Students create models of chromosomes using clay, coins, beads, or marbles. They complete a worksheet regarding their crossover frequencies they created with their chromosomes and gene models. They read an essay on sex chromosomes and answer the accompanying questions.
Students demonstrate mitosis as a class with pvc 'chromosomes'. In this mitosis lesson, students explore the phases of the cell cycle. They work together to demonstrate the cellular process with rope, cords, and pvc pipes.
Students read about the X and Y chromosomes in humans and complete a worksheet.
Students investigate DNA by doing a hands on activity.  For this activity lesson students participate in a lab that allows to explore DNA and chromosomes. 
Students evaluate the degree of chromosome similarity and difference between humans and apes. Students infer about the relationship between a human and ape based on similarities found.
Young scholars study the processes of meiosis and mitosis.  In this chromosome instructional activity students participate in an activity that young scholars role play the parts of a cell then create one. 
Biology aces define haploid and diploid, determine number of chromosomes for various cells, and then state which cells are haploid and diploid. Plenty of practice is provided by the thirty-eight questions on this assignment. You will be glad that you found it to use during your cell division unit!
Students explore chromosome karyotyping. For this chromosome karyotyping lesson plan, students use a chromosome kit to explore chromosome syndromes and disorders. They also produce a large model of a cell with chromosome to simulate cell division, the stages of cell division and the structures of the chromosomes.
Students examine chromosomes. In this chromosome lesson, students research chromosomes and chromosome mutations. Students discover diseases caused by chromosome mutation and analyze symptoms to determine the chromosome mutation.
In this chromosome worksheet, students answer eighteen questions about chromatids, chromosomes, types of reproduction, haploid and diploid cells and zygotes.
After viewing these concise summaries of the common chromosome abnormalities that cause disorders, students' understanding of genetic errors will be much better.  This presentation has clear diagrams to accompany the explanations. The slides have information about the genetic problems, but not many details about the disorders themselves.
Students examine how cells reproduce themselves, and how chromosomes are copied and distributed. They create chromosomes using paper, yarn, string, and plastic knives, forks and spoons.
Students explore the mode of inheritance of chromosomes. Given a scenario, students use the Human Genome sheet to determine inherited chromosomes. They illustrate the difference between genotype and phenotype. Students develop a model using chromosomes.
Students actively engage in the careful analysis of chromosome banding patterns and identify examples of inversion in homologous chromosomes.
For this chromosomes worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 33 questions about genetic mutation in chromosomes. They identify traits associated with certain genes.
Students review the structure and function of DNA, genes, and chromosomes and are engaged by a demonstration illustrating the relative size of DNA, genes and chromosomes. They also describe through analogy and model the structure and function of DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
Students use this laboratory procedure to outline the mechanism by which salivary glands are removed and prepared so that the polytene chromosomes may be observed.Drosophila virilis is used instead of Drosophila melanogaster because D. virilis is much larger and it is easier to dissect and remove the salivary glands from the larvae of this species.

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