Genetic Counselor Simulation

Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
Genetic Counselor Simulation
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(2 MB|15 pages)
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Standards
NGSSMS-LS4-4
NGSSMS-LS3-1
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Students take on the role of a genetics counselor in this fun simulation. Each student is assigned a different couple that has come to them to find out more about the probability of having a child with a specific genetic disorder and to find out more about the genetic disorder. During the activity, students read the family history of the couple and use this to create a pedigree. From this pedigree, the students identify the genotype of the couple and then calculate the probability of having a child with the disorder.

Then the students research the disorder to find out the characteristics of the disorder. Finally, the students write a three paragraph business letter to the couple to describe their probability of having a child with the disability, the characteristics of the disorder, and his or her (the genetic counselor’s) recommendations.

Includes 10 different family histories:

•3 Autosomal Dominant Disorders: Huntington’s, Marfan Syndrome, Achondroplasia

•4 Autosomal Recessive Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Albinism, Sickle Cell Anemia

•3 Sex Linked Disorders: Hemophilia A, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Adrenoleukodystrophy

What’s included:

  • Project Overview/Score Sheet with project requirements listed (with and without point totals)
  • 10 family history pages with space to complete pedigrees and Punnett squares
  • Answer key with sample Pedigrees given for each disorder
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NGSSMS-LS4-4
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment. Emphasis is on using simple probability statements and proportional reasoning to construct explanations.
NGSSMS-LS3-1
Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding that changes in genetic material may result in making different proteins. Assessment does not include specific changes at the molecular level, mechanisms for protein synthesis, or specific types of mutations.
Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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