Examples of Single Gene Disorders. The affected gene in sickle cell disease is HBB, on chromosome 11.
The HBB gene codes for a protein called beta-globin. People with this disorder still make beta-globin, but the shape of the protein is altered slightly. Beta-globin combines with another protein, called alpha-globin, to make a larger protein called hemoglobin. Red blood cells are packed full of hemoglobin molecules, which help them carry oxygen to all the tissues of the body. In people with sickle cell disease, beta-globin proteins stick together to form stiff fibers. Sickle cell disease follows an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. People who have just one disease-causing gene variant are not only carriers—they also have some resistance to malaria! Symptoms and features of sickle cell disease Symptoms vary between different people who have sickle cell disease, and also in an individual person over time. The stiff, pointy red blood cells can get caught in small blood vessels.
Treating and managing sickle cell disease.
If you know someone who doesn’t believe in evolution, show them this video. Share Tweet Email Stated Clearly, a YouTube channel devoted to genetic science, explained the theory of Evolution in terms so simple, that even a creationist could understand.
The video is narrated by John Perry, and is vividly animated to visually exhibit the proof of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Although there are innumerable pieces of evidence that prove the theory of evolution, the video focuses only on Cetaceans, a group of animals that include dolphins, whales, and porpoises. DNA - the cartoon video. The DNA Song (Parody of Fetty Wap - Trap Queen) What is DNA and what does it taste like? 7 Mind Blowing Facts About DNA. DNA and Genes - News and Scientific Articles on Live Science. Genes are the blueprints of life.
Genes control everything from hair color to blood sugar by telling cells which proteins to make, how much, when, and where. Genes exist in most cells. Inside a cell is a long strand of the chemical DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A DNA sequence is a specific lineup of chemical base pairs along its strand. The part of DNA that determines what protein to produce and when, is called a gene. First established in 1985 by Sir Alec Jeffreys, DNA testing has become an increasingly popular method of identification and research. Don't Be a Square - Lesson. Summary After watching video clips from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie, students explore the use of Punnett squares to predict genetic trait inheritance.
The objective of this lesson is to articulate concepts related to genetics through direct immersive interaction based on the theme, The Science Behind Harry Potter. Students' interest is piqued by the use of popular culture in the classroom. This engineering curriculum aligns to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Engineering Connection Engineers must understand trait inheritance for the genetics research that applies to medical diagnoses and treatment, crop modification, cloning and stem cell research. Teaching Harry Potter. The Harry Potter books remain a student favorite (more than 400 million copies of the seven books in the Harry Potter series have been sold worldwide) and the movie franchise is a global phenomenon.
Here are lessons, activities, and resources to add to the fun. Lesson Plans Writing ABC Books to Enhance Reading Comprehension Students in grades 3-5 make an alphabet book based on Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Students in grade 6 identify voice in the novel and explore the novel with various projects.
Making Magic Students in grades 6-8 use elements of J.K. Games & Activities Harry Potter Brings Magic into the Classroom Seven classroom activities including making HP trading cards, posting letters via Owl post to classmates, and mapping story landscape. Life Has a History: Level 2, p. 6b. Articles for teaching. PI: Pedigree Investigator, On the Case of Nicotine Addiction. How to Extract DNA from Anything Living. First, you need to find something that contains DNA.
Since DNA is the blueprint for life, everything living contains DNA. For this experiment, we like to use green split peas. But there are lots of other DNA sources too, such as: If you know someone who doesn’t believe in evolution, show them this video – DeadState. Share Tweet Email Stated Clearly, a YouTube channel devoted to genetic science, explained the theory of Evolution in terms so simple, that even a creationist could understand.
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Tour three game levels about bees, mice and humans where you’ll learn about genetics (which refers to the DNA we get from our parents) and epigenetics (which describes how DNA’s activity can be changed in our bodies). Your Baby’s Genome, Epigenome and More. Estimated Lesson Duration: 2-3 class periods Overview: Students learn how genes are passed down from parents to child; how genes determine traits, and how environmental factors affect the expression of the genome.
This lesson begins with the Desert Vista High School Genotype to Phenotype Simulation Booklet and once the students have selected their baby’s genome they will add a layer of epigenetics onto their baby’s DNA and draw the resulting adult.