Sickle Cell Anemia Teacher Resources
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Nine pages of material on inheritance make up this handout. It begins with a reading on alleles and how they can result in albinism. A chromosome modeling activity and questions follow. Junior geneticists learn to complete Punnett squares and participate in a coin toss simulation of allele pairing.
7th - Higher Ed Science 139 Views 329 Downloads
Exploring Structure and Function in Biological Systems
Students examine different levels of organization in biological systems for structure and function relationships. For this biological systems lesson, students use Internet resources to look at structure and function in the eye, the cell, protein synthesis, and sickle cell anemia.
9th - 12th Science 82 Views 255 Downloads
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Human Genetic Diseases
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.
10th - 11th Science 7 Views 42 Downloads
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.
7th - 10th Science 47 Views 203 Downloads
Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring and determine the percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers. This fantastic activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches them how to use Punnett squares.
9th - Higher Ed Science 98 Views 183 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 13 Downloads
Raven Chapter 13 Guided Notes: Patterns of Inheritance
In this short space, it would be impossible to describe the breadth of this seven-page genetics worksheet. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of Segregation, pleiotropy, epistasis, and the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 39 Downloads
From Gene to Protein ~ Transcription and Translation
Translate the process of protein synthesis to your molecular biologists with this instructional activity. It consists of reading, completing a table as a summary, comprehension questions, and a modeling activity for both transcription and translation.
7th - 12th Science 90 Views 190 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and immunity against malaria when he was working in East Africa in the 1950s.
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Protecting Athletes with Genetic Conditions
Should school and professional teams test athletes for sickle cell trait? Will it protect them by providing knowledge or lead to discrimination by not allowing them to participate in sports? After learning about this genetic disorder, high schoolers work in a group to take on a different role and a write proposal for a policy that reflects their viewpoint.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Sex-Linked Pedigrees Worksheet
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.
7th - 12th Science 81 Views 177 Downloads
Allele Frequencies and Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
Students investigate how selective forces like food, predation and diseases affect evolution. In this genetics lesson plan, students use red and white beans to simulate the effect of malaria on allele frequencies. They analyze data collected from the experiment and answer analysis questions at the end of the lab.
7th - 9th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
A Lesson on the Nature of Science
If you are looking for a great way to present natural selection in humans, look no further. This handout is intended to accompany the 14-minute video The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans, which can be found on the publisher's website.
7th - 12th Science 29 Views 49 Downloads
Genetics, Birth Disorders, and Pregnancy
Students in an alternative school setting for pregnant teens examine various facets of pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum testing, genetic influences, and additional risk factors. Through videos, hands-on activities, and small group discussions, they gain insights into the genetics of human development, birth defects, and other related topics.
7th - 12th Science 16 Views 63 Downloads
The Electrophoresis of Human Hemoglobin
High schoolers are presented with a scenario that requires them to electrophoreses human hemoglobin samples in order to confirm a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia and/or to determine whether individuals in the scenario are carriers of the sickle cell allele.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
From Gene to Protein-Transcription and Translation
Learners identify the different steps involved in DNA transcription. In this genetics lesson, students model the translation process. They watch a video on sickle cell anemia and explain how different alleles create this condition.
9th - 10th Science 26 Views 114 Downloads
Sickle Cell Anemia - Hope from Gene Therapy
Can gene therapy treat sickle cell anemia? Genetics geniuses draw a Punnett square for this painful disease and then view a video about current gene therapy research. Then they discuss ethical questions related to this type of treatment. To close, they work with a sickle cell nucleotide sequence to complete the complementary sequence, the mRNA sequence, and corresponding amino acids.
10 mins 8th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download