Reduce the Risk: The Polygenic Pedigree Challenge

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If diseases are genetic, why does my brother have heart disease, but I don't? To find out, young geneticists use different colored cotton pom poms representing genetic risk factors in an activity that could work for a variety of ability levels and ages. After completing a three-generation pedigree examining predisposition to heart disease, the class discusses the results, as well as other influences on coronary issues.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Biology
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Year
2008