Screen Your Genes
Students determine their genotypes for five traits using family pedigree charts and write them on slips of paper. They drop the papers on the ground and pick up paper chromosomes in pairs. They write a birth announcement.
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Scientific Themes in Personal Genetics
Humans can be tested for the presence of the BRCA gene, whose presence is an indicator that they have a greater chance of acquiring breast cancer than someone without the gene. Viewers have an opportunity to explore how genes and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Genetics: Our Past, Present, and Future
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6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable