Genetic Diseases Teacher Resources
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Central Dogma and Genetic MedicineLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists work every day to find solutions to genetic diseases. Scholars learn about the process of gene sequencing, mutations, and the results. They explore genetic diseases and therapies to intervene and help and, through case...
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical IssuesLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
Basic Introduction to Foundation of Life: Genes, Genetics and Genetic DiseasesLesson Planet
9th - 10th
Students are introduced to genetics along with genetic diseases and heredity. In groups, they complete a Punnett Square to determine the dominant and recessive genes. After viewing diagrams, they identify the characteristics of DNA and...
In Sickness and in HealthLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Based on family history, how likely is it that a couple's children will have a recessive disease? In an in-depth, but easy-to-follow case study, future geneticists learn the story of Greg and Olga, who are hoping to have children, but...
Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?Lesson Planet
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Whether it's healing a cut or mending a broken bone, the human body is capable of some pretty amazing repair work, but does it have the power to reverse the blindness caused by genetic diseases? Following along as this video investigates...
Tracing a Genetic Disorder in a FamilyLesson Planet
10th - Higher Ed
In this genetic disorder worksheet, students understand how genetic diseases are passed down from parents to offspring. Students use Punnett squares to explain how a disorder is inherited. This worksheet has 10 short answer questions.
Language Arts/Science: Genetic Diseases SimulationLesson Planet
Eighth graders engage inn role-playing activities as families caring for babies with genetic defects. A partial list of activities include: dressing the babies ( raw eggs), designing birth certificates, and recording a log of care,...
Genetics Research Paper & PresentationLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Learners review their information on genetics. Using PowerPoint, they present their findings to the class on the principles of genetic diseases and disorders. They discuss bioethics and identify the positives and negatives of genetic...
What Is Leukemia?Lesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Leukemia afflicts children more than any other type of cancer. Pupils explore the nature of harmful mutations in cell DNA, the reproduction of damaged cells in blood and bone marrow, and their effect on normal functions of the human body.
Genetics: Our Past, Present, and FutureLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What did the DNA ligase say when it was confused? I don't under-strand! Young geneticists complete DNA extraction, virtual labs, a case study, and more as they learn about dominant and recessive genes in a unit that includes seven...
Damage to DNA Leads to MutationLesson Planet
1 min 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
While our bodies have incredible capabilities to repair damage, some mutations accumulate and lead to disease. Follow the life of a DNA mutation using a computer-generated animation. The narrator explains the impact of radiation,...