# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (7)
Title: Sickle Cell: The Sticky Cell Part III of III:Cellular Structure and Function
Description:

This 7th grade life science educational module is designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning how genetics determine the fate of a cell. This is an interactive "student-centered" module that utilizes technology, manipulatives, and hands-on activities to provide exceptional resources for teachers and a dynamic learning experience for students with various learning styles.

Specifically, the lesson focuses on understanding how Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited genetic disorder, illustrates how the structure of the red blood cells affect blood flow, and explains how possible gene combinations can be passed from parents to offspring. This lesson serves as lesson 3 of a 3 lesson plan module.

This lesson was created under Tuskegee University Math and Science Partnership Grant (MSP), NSF Funded.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Science (7 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Taking the Shortcut to Multihybrid Genetic Probability Problems
Description:

In this lesson, students will use the concept of finding the probability of an offspring having more than one genetic trait simultaneously. They will use a shortcut method to find the probability and they will use a Punnett square calculator to check their answers. This lesson can be used to teach genetics in a science classroom or a practical "real world" application of probability calculations in a math classroom.

This activity was created as a result of the GAP Resource Summit.

Subject: Science (7), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (8)
Title: It's all in your Genes
Description:

A teacher-made rap video about genetics for a seventh grader class.  The music is sung to the tune of "Forever" by Drake (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem) and includes lyrics on a black screen. Some of the lyrics include, "Listen up and listen 'bout your genes.  Maybe you know how to draw, or you sing a song better than Tim McGraw, or you grow to be seven feet tall, whatever it's all about your genes....." A video to review material. (3:30)

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Science (7)
Title: Heredity StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/heredity.htm
Description:

Heredity is the passing of traits, or features, from parents to offspring through genes. Genes, which are found inside cells, are shared from one generation to the next, passing on all kinds of characteristics like eye color, dimples, freckles, and height.

This classroom resource provides a video that describes the process of inherited traits. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding. This resource can provide background information to students before they construct and use their own models.

Subject: Science (7)
Title: Gene Puzzles