An Introduction To Genetic Disorders
Students work in pairs to investigate the causes of genetic disorders. They act as a married couple who is expecting a child that will be born with a genetic disorder and decide what decisions need to be made as a married couple.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
History, Eugenics and Genetics
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This activity is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
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.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with....
8th - 12th Science