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Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn...
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Genetic Disorder and Genetic Testing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the characteristics of a selected genetic disorder and research relevant information to justify an argument either for or against genetic testing. Your class can work in groups to gather specific information in...
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Genetic Disease: Putting DNA to Work

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scientific knowledge of genetic information has grown quickly over the last decade. An interactive lesson has learners research the role of science and medicine in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders. They consider the job of the...
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Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders listen to and view a PowerPoint presentation on genetic disorders including dominant, recessive and sex-influenced disorders. They choose a disorder to research on the Internet and write a report with their findings.
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Problem Solving in Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A class of older and academically mature young scholars are divided into pairs, usually one male and one female and are told that they are expecting a child. Unfortunately, their child may or may not have inherited some form of genetic...
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Learning about Genetic Disorders

For Students 9th - 12th
Each genetic disorder has its own story to tell. A research-based lesson asks individuals to investigate a genetic disorder using scientific web resources. Guiding questions ask them to explain the mode of inheritance and the effects of...
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Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how living cells create new cells and how genetic mutations can cause disorders and be inherited.  For this genetic reproductionn lesson students create their own PowerPoint presentation. 
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Creating Genetic Counselor Pamphlets

For Teachers 8th
The information included here will guide your students to research a particular genetic disorder and then work in groups to create a pamphlet about the disorder from a genetic counselor's point of view.
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The Probabilities of Problems: A Look at Genetic Inheritance

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Discuss an article about families affected by genetic disorders and their decisions about whether or not to evaluate their own genetic information. Investigate four different inherited disorders. Participate in a probability exercise....
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Autosomal Pedigrees Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
Three autosomal pedigrees are printed on this assignment. Biology scholars read them and determine the phenotypes for several individuals and find which ones inherit different genetic disorders. This fundamental skill can be reinforced...
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Tracing a Genetic Disorder in a Family

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this genetic disorder learning exercise, students understand how genetic diseases are passed down from parents to offspring. Students use Punnett squares to explain how a disorder is inherited. This learning exercise has 10 short...
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Cystic Fibrosis: A DNA Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Around six percent of babies are born with serious genetic disorders. Young scientists learn more about what causes these disorders and the effect they have. They begin with a case study of cystic fibrosis before expanding to research...
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Human Genetics Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Youngsters are assigned the task of interviewing a family member or a neighbor and asking them about any genetic disorders that are present in their family history. They pretend that they are about to have a baby that is carrying a...
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Racing with Sam

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This assignment begins with an 8-page article about Sam Berns, a young man who suffers the rare genetic disease called progeria. Progeria is caused by a gene mutation and manifests itself as rapid premature aging. When your biology class...
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Worksheet - Genetics and Human Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Biology learners investigate genetics concepts by answering thirteen questions on this worksheet. Topics include Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares, pedigree charts and genetic disorders. Use it as a chapter reading guide or a review...
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Genes, DNA, and Mutations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With paper DNA patterns, budding biologists model translation and base-pair substitution within sequences. Through these activities, they examine how mutations can result in genetic disorders. The modeling that occurs is an enlightening...
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Recombination and Pedigrees

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Biology aces answer four questions about genetic recombination and nine questions about pedigrees. This worksheet is very focused on these two topics. Most of the pedigree questions relate to the genetic disorders, Alkaptonuria and...
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Reading Guide & Worksheet - Chromosomes & Cell Division

For Students 9th - 12th
Giving short answers, young biologists review the processes of mitosis and meiosis. They also explain what causes some of the more common genetic disorders. Written as a reading guide, this worksheet is likely to line up with any biology...
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Tri Nucleotide Repeat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mutations often lead to genetic disorders. The tri-nucleotide repeat leads to an expansion of DNA thanks to errors in the process of DNA replication. Using the informative video, scholars identify genetic disorders related to this error...
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Genetics, Rules, and Disorders

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
What you will find in this collection of slides is a comprehensive introduction to genetics. It is technically three separate slide shows: the first on general genetics concepts, the second on rules of inheritance, and the third on...
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AP: Chapter 14: Mendel and the Gene Idea

For Students 9th - 12th
A survey of Mendelian genetics is presented through this handout. Biology prodigies answer questions about the Law of Segregation, phenotypic ratios, and dominance. They define genetics vocabulary terms and describe various genetic...
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7th Science Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 8th
This seventh grade life science quiz has a professional appearance and well-written multiple-choice questions. However, it seems to cover too broad a variety of biology topics for only 15 questions to fully assess. There is one question...
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Inheritance of Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore inheritance patterns of diseases. In this genetic activity, students explain how recessive genes may cause human disorders. They identify and research five genetic disorders and present their findings to the class.
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Inheritance of Genetic Disorders

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate the inheritance patterns of several different diseases caused by recessive genes. They identify and research five genetic disorders they would like to know more about and present their findings to the class.

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