This a 350 slide PowerPoint Presentation on Karyotypes,Genetic Disorders, Stem Cells, Cloning, Artificial Life and Bioethics. This lesson bundle includes critical class notes (red slides), embedded video links, activity about genetic disorders, four page homework / classwork, lesson notes, and several supportive worksheets. Plan on lots of discussion.
Part I: Genetic Disorders. This portion of the lesson begins having the students learn about karyotypes. Many karyotypes are presented and the students examine various sex linked disorders. The lesson then moves into other genetic disorders. . Many genetic disorders are then described with the name of the disorder and little bit about it. A tone of empathy underlies all of these slides and several slides show how people who have some genetic disorders can still lead normal lives and are capable of great things. Why genetic disorder occur is then addressed with a series of slides discussing mutations. A few pedigree charts are shown and Autism is also described in the mix. A neat activity has your student's partner up (boy / girl if possible) and research a genetic disorder. After research has been gathered about their genetic disorder the class circles it up and has a "center for hope" type discussion. The teacher is the leader of the help group. The teacher calls upon the students (parents of the child with the genetic disorder) and they explain a bit about being a parent with a child with a severe genetic disorder. The activity usually goes really well and a tone on empathy and caring works well. Worksheet provided to gather research which works as a script for the help group.
Bioethics: Bioethics is described and some current in the headlines topics described. Key terms such as ethics, value, beliefs, etc are addressed. A sinking ship activity has your student's choose from a list of people who can get on the life boat. Each person of the list is described and students work in groups. They present the people they want to save. The class then votes. This is always interesting and the only thing learned is what the student's really value. Technologies that can influence heredity and desired traits are then described (genetic engineering). Two video explore GMO's food products. One against GMO's and the other for GMO's. Stem Cells are described, and the different types of stem cells provided. Embryonic stem cells are described and the various positions on this debate explained. Neither side is presented as right or wrong. An interview link to NPR is provided and video link about cord blood stem cells. Cloning is then described and mention of Dolly. Aging is then presented as it fits in well with why Dolly died. The last issue in the PowerPoint looks at the creation of Artificial Life. Video links are provided. An optional activity has your student watch the movie GATTACA. A permission ship is provided. The movie is rated PG-13 as it has Jude Law throw out a few swears, and also has a love scene with two of the main characters. Go to IMBD to learn more. The movie is fantastic and generates lots of discussion. A movie worksheet is provided. This a nice PowerPoint that will definitely generate many questions.
Areas of Focus within The DNA and Genetics Unit: DNA, DNA Extraction, Structure of DNA, Discovery of the Double Helix, Rosalind Franklin, Nucleotides, RNA, Cell Division, Mitosis, Phases of Mitosis, Chromosomes, Cancer, Ways to Avoid Cancer, What is Inside a Cigarette?, Facts about Smoking?, Anti-Smoking Ads, Meiosis, Phases in Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Gregor Mendel, Punnett Squares, Probability, Dihybrid Cross, Codominance, Bio-Ethics, Stem Cell Debate, Cloning Debate.
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-Genetics Lesson, Punnett Squares, Genetics Disorders, Bio-Ethics (700 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
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