Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders and Pedigree Analysis
Students write down and solve problems concerning the major modes of inheritance. They research a genetic condition and orally present their results to the class.
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Causes of Birth Defects: An Epidemiological Mystery
After taking a pretest on the causes of birth defects, emerging epidemiologists are introduced to a scenario in which babies in Cameron County, Texas have been born with brain and spine defects. Participants each take on a role:...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Worksheet - Genetics and Human Inheritance
Biology learners investigate genetics concepts by answering thirteen questions on this learning exercise. Topics include Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares, pedigree charts and genetic disorders. Use it as a chapter reading guide or...
7th - 12th Science
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