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- Colleen M., Special Education Teacher
- Virginia Beach, VA
Human Genetics Teacher Resources
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Students 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 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 investigate the study of pedigree designs and human genetics. They construct the pedigree representing two, three, or four generations. They investigate their family members' traits for ear lobe attachment, tongue rolling, Hitchhiker's thumb, and mid-digital hair.