Genetic Diseases Teacher Resources

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Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Basic Introduction to Foundation of Life: Genes, Genetics and Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 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...
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Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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.
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Human Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 10th - 11th
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...
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Module #1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore and can explain genetic diseases, and how the central dogma plays a key role in genetic diseases. They comprehend what DNA probe is and how it is created and that there is an ethical component to biotechnology.
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In Sickness and in Health

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Blue Genes: Affect Your Life!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, research, analyze and synthesize information on genetic diseases. After watching a video on genetics, groups perform research on a variety of genetic diseases and present their findings to the class.
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Language Arts/Science: Genetic Diseases Simulation

For Teachers 8th
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,...
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Genetics Research Paper & Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Tracing a Genetic Disorder in a Family

For Students 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.
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Lorenzo's Oil Viewing Guide

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this Lorenzo's Oil worksheet, students read a short viewing guide of the movie Lorenzo's Oil, then answer 18 essay questions based on genetic diseases and the ethical questions involved in the movie.
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Karyotyping Lab

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use a karyotype to determine characteristics of the "baby" created in the lab activity. In this karyotyping lesson plan, students analyze the traits and characteristics that can be determined from a karyotype such as the sex of...
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The Master of Mutations

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research a genetic disease and present the information to the class.
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Meiosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Intrigue the class by completing a lesson on meiosis, filled with challenging and insightful activities to spark the interest of every person in the room. Each member of the class learns about genetic disorders due to faulty meiosis, and...
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Building a DNA Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It has been decades since the discovery of DNA. Still, activities such building this DNA model allow blossoming scientists to better understand the components that form this overall structure. During this activity, they will also...
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Lesson 18, My Friend Linda

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners explore Huntington's Disease. In this biology lesson, students read My Friend Linda and examine the ethical issues brought to light in the story. Learners discuss biotechnology issues and genetic testing.
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What Is Leukemia?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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Human Genetics Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Genetics and Human Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Thirteen short-answer questions query young geneticists on this worksheet. Learners define important genetics vocabulary words and explain related concepts. Supplement this worksheet with some Punnett square exercises or completion of a...
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Don't Be a Square

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
If Parseltongue is a genetic trait, what is the probability a wizard will inherit the ability to speak Parseltongue? Scholars investigate magical and biological genetics with Punnett squares.
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Animal Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Many of the toxins and parasites that cause illness are specified and discussed in this slideshow.  Poisoning and other mechanisms by which an animal can fall ill are detailed and the information about frequency, prevention and treatment...
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Damage to DNA Leads to Mutation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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,...