Human Genetics Teacher Resources
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Pupils simulate the roles of employees of two fictional pharmaceutical companies to analyze how human genetic variation at a molecular level helps scientist better understand and treat disease. They explain the molecular structure of disease-related genes and how they corresponds with treatment.
In this science worksheet, students study diversity in human genetics by participating in a class survey and generating a tally graph. Students are asked if they have a "hitchhiker's thumb" and the results are displayed on the tally graph. There are close- up photographs to help students match their own thumbs to the right picture.
Students investigate the human genome. For this science lesson, students identify the different genes and chromosomes that make up the human body. They create a map of the different chromosomes.
Students choose topics for research based on human genetics and heredity. They conduct research via the Internet and write a brief explanation of the milestone in genetics and heredity and attach it to a class timeline. They share their research findings.
In this science worksheet, students analyze 12 vocabulary words pertaining to human genetics and locate them in the word search puzzle.
Students write a research paper in first person on a human genetics condition.
Students build interest and enthusiasm for the study of human genetics. The lesson consists of a slide presentation showing everything from common human genetic tendencies to celebrating our differences, yet realizing how very much we all are alike.
Students use this following the study of pedigree designs and human genetics. Four pedigree designs are prepared of your (student's) family's genetics. They construct the pedigree representing two, three, or four generations.
Young scholars investigate the current field of genetics. They define key vocabulary terms, and conduct Internet research on human genetics. Students watch a training video about how to create a PowerPoint presentation, then produce their own PowerPoint presentation on genetics.
Students design a human genetic condition pamphlet which they present to the class and then take to a doctor's or pediatrician's office.
Students view a Discovery Channel video and take notes on human genetics. In this Early Humans lesson plan, students create a flow chart on human population theory.
Ninth graders gain an application level understanding of probability, symmetry, and ratios and rates that exists in one's everyday environment relative to human genetics.
Youngsters are assigned the task of interviewing a family member or a neighbor and asking them about any genetic disorders that are present in their family history. They pretend that they are about to have a baby that is carrying a genetic condition, and must respond to some difficult, and thought-provoking questions.
Students explore genetics and genetic counseling. They research information on human genetic disorders. Students simulate developing a complete counseling service to assist the community.
In this science worksheet, students complete 7 sentences about genetics. For example, "Genes are made of something called..."
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
In this genetic disorders worksheet, students complete punnett squares for six different human genetic disorders. They predict the outcome of the offspring including the phenotypes and genotypes of each.
In this human genetics disorders worksheet, 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.
This is a activity regarding human genetics where students can poll the class regarding specific traits.
In this science worksheet, students demonstrate basic knowledge of human genetics by completing 6 sentences. There is no information on the page but a word bank is provided.