Sickle Cell Anemia Teacher Resources
Find Sickle Cell Anemia educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 115 resources
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,...
9th - Higher Ed Science
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;...
5th - 8th Science
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 activity. Geared toward AP or college biology learners, they explore not only the basic vocabulary and concepts, but also the Law of...
11th - Higher Ed Science
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...
7th - 12th Science
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...
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 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,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Allele Frequencies and Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
Students investigate how selective forces like food, predation and diseases affect evolution. In this genetics instructional activity, students use red and white beans to simulate the effect of malaria on allele frequencies. They analyze...
7th - 9th Science
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed
From Gene to Protein-Transcription and Translation
Students 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
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....
10 mins 8th - 12th Science