This is a brief powerpoint that introduces students to pedigrees and genetic disorders. The powerpoint shows students the basics of reading pedigrees. It includes a few example pedigrees that the instructor can use to practice with students before having them move on to interpreting pedigrees on their own. It includes a brief video clip about interpreting pedigrees to help introduce and solidify understandings. It also includes a number of very engaging and touching clips about various genetic disorders told by the individuals and family members experiencing them: brittle bones syndrome, Hemophilia, Dwarfism, and Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. It differentiates genetic disorders from regular illnesses. The powerpoint includes a warmup and an exit ticket. It is a brief powerpoint and straight to the point, but engaging. It is aligned to 7th-grade science essential standards (Genetics, Heredity, and Cellular Reproduction Unit).