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Human Genetics Lesson
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.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 52 Downloads
Human Genetics-- Class Tally: Do You Have a Hitchhiker's Thumb?
In this science worksheet, students study diversity in human genetics by participating in a class survey and generating a tally graph. Kids 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.
4th - 6th Math 11 Views 82 Downloads
Tight Genes and You
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Molecular Medicine Comes of Age
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Take Home Lab: What Are Some Traits in Your Family?
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 33 Downloads
Human Genetics and Heredity
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.
4th - 8th Science 12 Views 158 Downloads
Introduction to Human Genetics
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.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 39 Downloads
Where'd You Get Those Genes?
Geneticists manipulate Punnett squares to determine the patterns of dominant and recessive gene influence on first and second generations of humans and plants. The technology-based lesson plan employs a variety of media for exploring heredity and is ideal for the middle school life science classroom.
7th - 10th Science 26 Views 130 Downloads
Comparing mtDNA Sequences to Learn about Human Variation
This computer-based instructional activity will enable students to test their notions of "racial" similarity and difference by comparing mtDNA sequences as the students do in the first episode of RACE - The Power of an Illusion.
All All 3 Views 2 Downloads
Human Genetics Disorders
In this human genetics disorders worksheet, students define genetic disorder and identify the two causes of genetic disorder. Students complete a table on genetic disorders. Students answer several questions about pedigrees and how to manage genetic disorders.
8th - 9th Science 22 Views 148 Downloads