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Ninth graders use this activity to simulate the sequencing of gene and to detect the presence of possible genetic defects. They use diagrams that represent bands of nucleotides in order to determine the sequence of a small piece of the CF gene. Students make comparisons between base sequences of pairs of chromosomes from individuals who are not affected by CF and those who are.
Although there are a few missing titles in this collection of slides, if your class has the support of a genetic disease lecture to accompany it, this resource will be very useful. The mechanism of genetic inheritance is covered. Flow charts and maps give information about genetics and culture.
After studying DNA replication and the genetics of inheritance, this slide show is useful for explaining specific mutations that can happen and result in an illness. Sickle cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis are explained on a genetic level. This slide could be used to start research about various other mutations that lead to illness, or maybe mutations that do not affect the quality of life.
Students read, write and reflect on Science articles, this approach will promote both literacy and critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills learned in the science classroom from these activities will impact students in many ways and help them make choices about issues they will confront in their daily lives.
In this diseases worksheet, learners will review the different types of diseases, including those caused by genetic abnormalities. Students will review the different body systems. This worksheet has 7 fill in the blank, 4 matching, 4 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
Students research various websites to answer questions and take part in class discussion regarding Prenatal testing. Students listen to an audio file and complete student worksheet. Students discuss different roles of people and professionals that help with the decision making of prenatal testing. Students divide into groups and research one of the roles discussed in class. Students create poster board to present their specific role to the class.
Does your cat sneak up on you in the middle of the night? Maybe it would help if he glowed in the dark like Mr. Green Genes, the first fluorescent cat in America. In a fun and engaging lesson about genetic engineering, high school scientists perform a lab in which they genetically modify bacteria to turn it pink, read about Mr. Green Genes, and analyze an engineering comic strip. You don't need nine lives to master the easy-to-follow procedure here.
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a genetically altered product. This incredible, 96-page plan is chock full of great teaching ideas, activities, assignments, worksheets, rubrics, video links, and website links that make implementation feasible.
Nine pages of material on inheritance make up this handout. It begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. A chromosome modeling activity and questions follow. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing. They also learn about sex determination, sickle-cell anemia, and pedigree analysis. This resource provides a variety of activities and information to support several days worth of genetics instruction.
This assignment begins with an 8-page article about Sam Berns, a young man who suffers the rare genetic disease called progeria. Progeria is caused by a gene mutation and manifests itself as rapid premature aging. When your biology class is studying genetics, this is a gripping tale that stands as an example of genetic disorders. Five questions follow the reading passage.
What does appearance have to do with survival in nature? Allow your future biologists a chance to learn about natural selection through games, flashcards, discussions, and an interesting writing prompt about squirrel colors in the Grand Canyon. Also included are several ways to differentiate, possible extensions, and school-home connections.
If diseases are genetic, why does my brother have heart disease, but I don't? To find out, young geneticists use different colored cotton pom poms representing genetic risk factors in an activity that could work for a variety of ability levels and ages. After completing a three-generation pedigree examining predisposition to heart disease, the class discusses the results, as well as other influences on coronary issues.
A survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic disorders. Not innovative, but very practical, this worksheet is a good review of genetics concepts.
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise. Thoroughly written, this lesson plan exposes learners to real-life situations and stimulates poignant conversation. Links to articles, worksheets, and extension activities are all included leaving you well-prepared to teach on this topic.