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Ninth graders determine nucleotide sequences. They identify those base sequences that are normal, those that are normal variants and those that cause cystic fibrosis. Students use DNA nucleotide sequences to determine amino acid sequences.
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 investigate genomic research being done and its potential for understanding, treating, and possibly curing human genetic conditions. The potential of proteomic research as a companion to the work being done with genomics is examined in this less
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.
The basics of mutation types and some potential effects of those are described and diagrammed here. Each detail is very clear and includes the labels and translation change exhibited. A great slideshow to expand on DNA replication issues.
Tenth graders listen to and view a PowerPoint presentation on genetic disorders including dominant, recessive and sex-influenced disorders. They choose a disorder to research on the Internet and write a report with their findings.
Three different pedigrees are displayed on this worksheet. Biology stars read the pedigrees to determine the phenotypes or genotypes for the individuals represented. The pedigrees and the directions are easy to follow. You will find this resource a valuable tool for teaching how to read pedigrees.
Three autosomal pedigrees are printed on this assignment. Biology scholars read them and determine the phenotypes for several individuals and find which ones inherit different genetic disorders. This fundamental skill can be reinforced by assigning this as homework or as part of an in-class cooperative exercise.
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.
Students explore case studies involving human disorders. They identify options and consequences of each decision. Students interview a family member with a disorder. They create a presentation of their interview.
High schoolers 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, high schoolers 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 study sickle cell anemia and other genetic disorders.  In this investigative activity students create a poster and present it to the class on a certain disorder. 
Learners 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. Learners 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. Learners create poster board to present their specific role to the class.
In this human genetics disorders activity, learners define genetic disorder and identify the two causes of genetic disorder. Students complete a table on genetic disorders. Learners answer several questions about pedigrees and how to manage genetic disorders.
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 instructional activity 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. 
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
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. 
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.
The information included here will guide your students to research a particular genetic disorder and then work in groups to create a pamphlet about the disorder from a genetic counselor's point of view.

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