ALEX Classroom Resource

  

Inheritance of Genetic Disorders

  Classroom Resource Information  

Title:

Inheritance of Genetic Disorders

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.lp_disorder/inheritance-of-genetic-disorders/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this activity, students learn how mutations in a gene can cause disease. They simulate the inheritance patterns of several different diseases caused by recessive genes. They learn how some recessive genes confer an advantage in the heterozygous state in certain environments. Finally, they identify and research five genetic disorders they would like to know more about and present their findings to the class.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.3) Analyze how genetics and family history can impact personal health.

Examples: family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or addictions

Tags: Genetics, Health, Heredity
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses
Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
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  This resource provided by:  
Author: Kristen Barnett
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit