Genetics is at the heart of modern biology. This tutorial will guide students through the sex-linked inheritance (X-linked recessive) pattern. The tutorial begins with a review of Mendelian genetics and then proceeds into the rules and patterns of X-linked inheritance. Along the way, students will meet 3 fictional families, each with a different history of a sex-linked disorder. Students will guide the families through genetic counseling and reveal the likelihood that each couple could pass on the sex-linked disorder in question.
This is not a simple PowerPoint where students are shown bullet point main ideas. This is very much an interactive tutorial full of images and animations to assist with student learning. When I use these in my class, I will sign my class up to visit the computer lab so each student can sit at a computer and work at their own pace. I have burned this tutorial onto a class set of 30 CD’s that I hand to my students when we arrive at the computer lab. When they finish working, they simply turn in their worksheet and return the CD.
There are 3 files included in this purchase:
1) The actual PowerPoint tutorial
2) Student worksheet (Word format)
3) Student worksheet (PDF format)