Students research specific genetic disorders and create a pedigree of a fictitious local family in which Huntington's Disease is found. They predict inheritance and severity of HD and role play decision making process involving genetic testing.
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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 lesson is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Could Your Brain Repair Itself?
Is your brain running a little slow? Just reboot it and you'll be good to go. This advice may sound ridiculous, but by watching this video you will learn how through a process called neurogenesis, adult brains are able repair and replace...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Unboil an Egg
If you believe hard boiling an egg to be an irreversible process, then think again! Take a few minutes to watch this fun video as it explores the process for unboiling an egg and learn about the applications this process may have in the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Talk Show: A Bioethical Dilemma About Neurological Disorders
Students explore neurological societal problems. They research, collect information and assess the ramifications of ethical, economic, political, and social issues. During a talk show simulation, students present their decisions.
9th - Higher Ed Science