This powerpoint contains basic information about chromosomes and begins a discussion of a few chromosomal abnormalities. Students will complete a hands on activity that requires them to match up chromosome pairs and it includes short descriptions that follow the activity.
There are a few additional slides that cover mitosis and meiosis with imbedded links. The first activity will take some time so these slides can be covered on another day.
Instructions for the activity are included in the notes under the applicable slides. Lastly, I'll include a word document that can be downloaded for free with a larger copy of the chromosomes since they need to be cut ahead of time for the students.
Preparation time: 30-60 minutes (time depends on how many student sets you make and how fast you can cut)