Down's Syndrome Teacher Resources
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ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: World Down Syndrome Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Down Syndrome Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Hereditary Defects: Down Syndrome and Sickle Cell Anemia
Students solve problems like the following examples: 1. If you have 10,000 women, age 30, who have babies and one in 900 of these births will result in a Down syndrome baby, how many will have this disease? 2. 5,000 babies are born; 2,000 to women age 20, 3,000 to women age 40. How many of each group will give birth to a Down syndrome baby?
Down Syndrome: Lesson Plan
You don't usually find lessons written just for learners with Down syndrome, so this is a true jewel. Kindergartners will explore farm animal sounds and identification as they sing the song, "Down on Grandpa's Farm." They sing the song, match animal pictures, make animals sounds, and finish off with a rousing game of farm animal bingo. The lesson is appropriate for the developmental and cognitive functioning level of children with moderate disabilities and or Down syndrome.
Understanding and Supporting Our Peers with Cognitive Challenges
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy lesson, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and discuss their thoughts about it.
Disability in the Media
Students look at websites about Down Syndrome and respond to how the media has impacted this disability on society. For this Down Syndrome lesson plan, students respond to different situations on worksheets.
High School Students Experience Feelings of Being Handicapped
Your genetics juniors will benefit from this lesson plan. They read an article about a Special Olympics winner and then discuss how life might be for someone who suffers from Down Syndrome.
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Creating Genetic Counselor Pamphlets
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.
On Down - Down Syndrome
Begin this lesson with a video about the genetics behind Down syndrome. It shows how researchers get the genes in stem cells to turn on or off. They are finding that it isn't only the presence of an extra 21st chromosome that causes the physical and mental development problems, but that other chromosomes have differences as well. The lesson concludes by having junior geneticists compare a normal karyotype to aneuploid karyotypes. This, and other lessons by the same producer, are high-quality resources that will enrich your genetics unit.
Basic Introduction to Foundation of Life: Genes, Genetics and Genetic Diseases
Students are introduced to genetics along with genetic diseases and heredity. In groups, they complete a Punnett Square to determine the dominant and recessive genes. After viewing diagrams, they identify the characteristics of DNA and demonstrate the processes of Meiosis and Mitosis. To end the lesson plan, they discover the factors that cause genes to mutate.
Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization
Students compare and contrast the two types of cell divisions namely meiosis and mitosis. In this biology lesson, students create chromosome models. They identify the different stages of cell division.
Human Heredity II
Using deductive skills and reasoning based on the data provided about a family's blood genotype, blood phenotype, chromosomes, and genetic conditions, 9th graders answer the questions below. The conditions discussed are Down Syndrome and color blindness, giving students the opportunity to explore the genetic reasoning behind each disorder.
Including the Disabled Student
Learners read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a student with a specific disability. Learners present their ideas for modifying activities and assignments to the class.
Learners discuss the difference between a gene, DNA, chromatid, and chromosome. They predict how changes in chromosome number or structure affect development. Students discuss what causes genetic disorders. They view a PowerPoint that covers Downs Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, and Cri-du-Chat Syndrome.
New! Disability Awareness Activity Packet
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.
Reebops a Model "Organism" for Teaching Genetics Concepts
Reebops are cute, marshmallow-based creatures that can be used to teach inheritance. Beginning biologists draw strips of paper that represent chromosomes from two envelopes, one for the father, and one for the mother. Each parent contributes an allelle to help determine the traits for the baby reebop. Traits include number of antennae, curly or straight tails, nose color, and more! To conclude the activity, learners construct a reebop model with the characteristics drawn. Adorable!
The Human Genotype
Six different chromosome activites introduce biology aces to heredity, chromosomal abnormalities, sex-linked traits, and the human genome. The hands-on activites are fairly simple for the teacher to prepare and will prove to be both educational and engaging. Use them in your biology class to supplement your genetics unit.
Investigating Birth Defects
Intended to inform a general audience on why birth defect happen, they take on the role of epidemiologists. They will read background information, conduct internet research, and compile the information. A mock investigation and diagnoses concludes the activity. This activity is about birth defects and is not intended for use with a special ed class.
In this biology learning exercise, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
Regents High School Examination: Biology 2006
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own.