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Extractions: Genetics Education Center University of Kansas Medical Center For educators interested in human genetics and the human genome project Human Genome Project Resources (books, videos, curricula) Lesson Plans Networking Genetic Conditions Careers ... Search The Human Genome Project National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Human Genome Project Glossary of Genetic Terms Educational Resources Genetic Variation ... Department of Energy Human Genome Program (DOE), Education Human Genome Research Molecular Genetics Primer Science Behind the Project ... The Human Genome Project: Exploring Our Molecular Selves , Multimedia Education Kit, NHGRI, DOE, Science, Nature, HHMI, Pharma, ASHG Genome Gateway , Nature Publishing Company Human Genome , National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Human Genome Teacher Networking Project - Univ. Kansas Medical Center Human Genome Project Resources - background, goals, developments
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Extractions: Eliminating Genetic Disease by Gary F. Mason Introduction This paper is the first product of an effort I have undertaken that was prompted by the discovery that our five month old Scottish Terrier suffered from Type III von Willebrand's Disease (vWD). The existence of this genetic bleeding disorder was unknown to us until he suffered a near fatal bleeding episode for no apparent reason. Subsequent treatment and testing revealed that he was affected with vWD. We were quite naive - as I suspect many people are - when we bought our dog. Both of his parents were AKC registered, which we assumed meant that he was a healthy dog from healthy stock. In fact, prior to discovering his affliction, he too was registered (though we could have registered him even after discovering his malady). We have learned the hard way that "having papers" means very little, if anything, about the genetic health of a purebred dog. This experience convinced us that dogs, and those who own them, should not have to live under the conditions dictated by genetic diseases. This is especially true since in the main they could be prevented. Our dog's disease has generated a lot of additional expense and worry which might have been avoided by a properly designed and managed breeding program. It has also become clear to us that prospective buyers should be better educated about the world of dogs before they make an investment that could lead to considerable extra expense, and worse, the heartbreak of losing a beloved friend too early.
Lesson Plans features a collection of lesson plans and activities to teach the subject of air quality in the K12 7-12 with a genetic science activities and hands-on experiments that http://www.csun.edu/~vceed009/lesson.html
Extractions: Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5). Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5) provides 130 mini-lesson plans for the elementary school covering a variety of science topics. Among these are microscope use, mapping constellations, water pollution, studying owl pellets and caterpillars to butterflies. Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8). Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8) features 60 mini-lesson plans for many science topics covered in the middle school. Among these are weather forcasting, photosynthesis, building a psychrometer and "ph" and solvent activities. Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12). Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12) offers 22 mini-Lessons plans suitable for the high school science. Among these are chemistry magic, a parallax experiment with candles, and a magnetic fields activity. Access Excellence Activities Exchange. Access Excellence Activities Exchange contains an archive of hundreds of lessons and activities submitted by high school biology and life sciences teachers participating in the Access Excellence program. High school teachers will find the activities from the 1996 collection , the 1994-1995 collection , the 1996 Share-A-Thon collection , the partners collection , and the classic collection . Teachers can also search for individual activities from the Access Excellence archive. A new collection, "The Mystery Spot", will added in 1997.
Extractions: Introduction This paper is the first product of an effort I have undertaken that was prompted by the discovery that our five month old Scottish Terrier suffered from Type III von Willebrand's Disease (vWD). The existence of this genetic bleeding disorder was unknown to us until he suffered a near fatal bleeding episode for no apparent reason. Subsequent treatment and testing revealed that he was affected with vWD. We were quite naive - as I suspect many people are - when we bought our dog. Both of his parents were AKC registered, which we assumed meant that he was a healthy dog from healthy stock. In fact, prior to discovering his affliction, he too was registered (though we could have registered him even after discovering his malady). We have learned the hard way that having papers means very little, if anything, about the genetic health of a purebred dog. This experience convinced us that dogs, and those who own them, should not have to live under the conditions dictated by genetic diseases. This is especially true since in the main they could be prevented. Our dog's disease has generated a lot of additional expense and worry which might have been avoided by a properly designed and managed breeding program. It has also become clear to us that prospective buyers should be better educated about the world of dogs before they make an investment that could lead to considerable extra expense, and worse, the heartbreak of losing a beloved friend too early.
CREATIVE WAYS TO TEACH EVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTS CREATIVE WAYS TO teach EVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTS. Evolution is the genetic change in apopulation students talents and interests, for planning suitable activities. http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1993/creative_ways.html
Extractions: 1993 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute DNA, the genetic blueprint of living organisms, plays an essential role in the continuity of life. Therefore, the structure and function of DNA must be explained to students as simply as possible, using the most appealing methodologies. DNA is often described by scientists as "the chemical language of life" (Monsanto, 1990). If the language were "edited"/changed, then the message it delivers to the cell would also be changed. The result is a natural event in evolution. Evolution is the genetic change in a population of organisms over time , produced by the integrating agencies of natural selection and variation. (Beck, Liems, Simpson, 1991) Changes (mutations) in the gene pool of a population result in genotypic variation. These influence the destiny of the population from one generation to the next. Identify the students' talents and interests, for planning suitable activities. Elicit humor to make science less threatening and more stimulating.
96.05.01: Using Drosophila To Teach Genetics Using Drosophila to teach genetics. The activities in this unit follow this progression. Secondlythey set up and perform genetic crosses, making predictions http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1996/5/96.05.01.x.html
Extractions: Christin E. Arnini The objectives of this unit are to take basic concepts of genetics and apply them to an organism, easily raised and observed in the classroom. It has been a challenge in the teaching of High School Biology, to take the abstract ideas of genes, chromosomes, heredity, and make them visable and tangible for the students. Drosophila melanogaster offers a way for teachers to help students make connections between populations, the organism, the cell, the chromosome, the gene, and the DNA. As a part of a unit on genetics, this unit on Drosophila can give students the opportunity to get to know an organism well, observing closely its development and physical characteristics, and then questioning how it is that the fly came to be this way. I. Discussion of Drosophila 1. Review of genetics concepts 2. Thomas Hunt Morgan and the historical frame 3. Drosophila chromosomes, characteristics, and developmental stages
Genetic - Manual - Using The Student Activities required to teach the activities are located in a separate section at the end ofthe module. Two of the activities (The Meaning of genetic Variation and Making http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih1/genetic/guide/activities.htm
Extractions: glossary map contact The heart of this module is the set of five activities that follow. These activities are the vehicles that we hope will carry important concepts related to human genetic variation to your students. To review the concepts in detail, refer to Figure 7 in Implementing the Module As you scan the activities, you will find that each contains several major features. At a Glance gives you a convenient overview of the activity. The Focus provides a one-to-two-sentence summary of what students do. Major Concepts states the central idea(s) the activity is designed to convey. Objectives lists three to five specific understandings or abilities students should have after completing the activity. Prerequisite Knowledge alerts you to the understandings and skills students should have before beginning the activity. The Basic Science-Health Connection describes how the activity illustrates the relationship between basic science and personal and public health. The mission of the NIH is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. This mission statement recognizes that basic science and personal and public health are not separate issues; they are not even two sides of one issue (Figure 12). Rather, they are inextricably linked and form a powerful whole: Research into the basic processes of life leads inevitably to strategies for improving health, and questions about health trigger research into basic processes.
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Extractions: Figure 1 - Humans are a genetically diverse lot. How will understanding this diversity at a molecular level change our lives? Human Genetic Variation has two central objectives. The first is to introduce students to major concepts related to human genetic variation. Homo sapiens comprises a single species, yet the more than 6 billion of us alive today, and the millions who preceded us following the emergence of fully modern humans some 150,000 years ago, are a diverse lot. One look at the students who sit in your class each day is all you need to confirm that fact. The modules first objective is to help students recognize and understand this variation. The second objective is to convey to students the relationship between basic biomedical research and the improvement of personal and public health. The new knowledge that scientists are gaining as they map and sequence the human genome is rapidly changing the practice of medicine, and it is vital that citizens recognize these changes and are prepared to deal with them. Being prepared involves understanding the basic science that underlies new medical practices and therapies, and recognizing the complex issues and questions that some of these procedures and therapies raise. Thus, the modules second objective is to help students think about how the detailed analysis of human genetic variation is already changing their lives.
Problem Solving In Genetic Disorders Problem Solving in genetic Disorders* SauHa (Nikki) Chen. 1994 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute. Introduction. Students often do not see the relevancy of what they learn in school. have inherited some form of genetic disorder. Case history of their presentation is to teach and inform. This activity can be used concurrently with the activities, "One + One = One http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1994/problem_solving.html
Extractions: 1994 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute Students often do not see the relevancy of what they learn in school. Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are not transferred to their everyday life. This activity uses the unit of genetics to cover such concern. Genetics is not only for the scientists, it concerns us all. As knowledge and technology grow more diverse, diagnostic tests and treatment of illnesses are increasingly available in extending the longevity and quality of life. It is important for us to be knowledgeable and to be effective decision makers, and our understanding of both classical and modern genetics gives us the means to do so. All of us can attribute our finer characteristics to genetic lineage. We also may encounter the adverse effects of inheritance in different members of our family, friends and acquaintances. Our basic understanding of genetics answers these questions about our genetic heritage. This activity uses case histories to study genetic disorders and it tests students' knowledge of heredity. These case studies reinforce their understanding of genetic principles. A. Knowledge
Extractions: This resource is suitable for use in any classroom requiring a comprehensive look at the issue of genetic engineering and its application to food production. Due to the wide range of issues involved with this technology, this resource is not limited to science classes, but can also be used in geography and family studies classes among others. For curriculum connections, click here The most important feature of this resource is its discussion of genetic engineering within the context of food production. Farmers today are faced with difficult issues when producing high quality food at prices consumers can afford. Yet farmers need to be accountable to their customers and our natural environment. This means trade-offs and tough decision-making. There are 2 options for downloading this FSN resource: the entire resource (including the cover page) or
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Extractions: Help others by sharing your knowledge rec.pets.dogs.info Sender: tittle From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary Mason) Subject: rec.pets.dogs: Genetic Diseases in Dogs FAQ Summary: Article discussing canine genetic problems from the buyer's perspective. Date: 17 Apr 2004 11:27:48 GMT Archive-name: dogs-faq/medical-info/genetic-diseases URL: http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/medical/genetic-diseases.html Last-modified: 07 Nov 1997 ======= There are nearly 100 FAQ's available for this group. For a complete listing of these, get the "Complete List of RPD FAQs". This article is posted bimonthly in rec.pets.dogs , and is available via anonymous ftp to rtfm.mit.edu under pub/usenet/news.answers/dogs-faq/faq-list, via the Web at http://www.zmall.com/pet_talk/dog-faqs/lists/faq-list.html, or via email by sending your message to email@example.com Rate this FAQ N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great
Extractions: Internet Information Literacy Lesson Plan . Ellen Wolfe. March 2003. Problem: With the use of technology, the students will apply knowledge and work cooperatively and. collaboratively in designing a genetically engineered product. ... modify the physical environment (e.g., genetic engineering , selective breeding). 5 ...
Extractions: These Guiding Principles are designed to serve as the governing context and standard of reference for all present and future policies, practices, laws, regulations and educational initiatives related to human genetic technology in the State of Nebraska. The Nebraska Human Genetic Technologies Commission's central purpose is to encourage uses of human genetic technologies that contribute to the improvement of the human condition while assuring the protection of fundamental human rights. In these principles the term "respect" acknowledges that compelling social interests may at times require abridgement of individual liberties regarding the use of genetic technologies in order to protect the well-being of society as a whole.
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home ENC Features Science Topics Search the Site More Options Classroom Calendar Digital Dozen ENC Focus ... Ask ENC Explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher learning tools. Find detailed information about thousands of materials for K-12 math and science. Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Use science topic words to find web sites with lesson plans and activities. Teacher's domain: multimedia resources for the classroom and professional development This Internet site, part of the BBC Internet services, provides content information and online activities for students to learn about genetics. Nine main sections cover topics such as how genes make individuals unique, how genetics can piece together ancient history, and how our future will be changed with new breakthroughs in genetics.
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home ENC Features Science Topics Search the Site More Options Classroom Calendar Digital Dozen ENC Focus ... Ask ENC Explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher learning tools. Find detailed information about thousands of materials for K-12 math and science. Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Use science topic words to find web sites with lesson plans and activities. Gene stories: the basics of being This Internet site, part of the BBC Internet services, provides content information and online activities for students to learn about genetics. Nine main sections cover topics such as how genes make individuals unique, how genetics can piece together ancient history, and how our future will be changed with new breakthroughs in genetics.
UWRF Biotechnology Workshop - Classroom Activities activities demonstrate the importance of DNA supercoiling in variety of exercisesto teach the basic genetic Engineering in Bacteria and General Biotechnology http://www.uwrf.edu/biotech/workshop/activity03.htm
Extractions: Biotechnology Classroom Activities These activities were assembled by teachers participating in summer Biotechnology workshops at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1991-1996. They were designed to be used in the participants' classes, but we hope that others will find them useful. The activities are intended to be as classroom-ready as possible, including sources of materials and information about content background, timing, and assessment. We are in the process of field testing the activities, so that they can be modified or corrected if necessary. The activities are listed below. Those with an HTML and/or PDF icon can be downloaded from this page. We hope to eventually convert the remaining activities. Fermentation in the Food Industry: An Introduction to Biotechnology HTML PDF This activity will introduce the students to fermentation as well as provide hands on experience with a variety of food fermentation processes. In this exercise, students will study fermentation as a natural biological process and also its implicatio ns in the food and agricultural industries. Group projects incorporate an inquiry based lab, personal journal, and class presentation of research.
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Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Lesson Plans Science ... An Introduction to the Senses - Primary students will identify body parts associated with the five senses. They will name the five senses. They will perform simple experiments involving the senses. Aspects of Individual Human Blood Pressure - Demonstrate the relationship between hypertension and the risk factors. Demonstrate how pressure builds up in clogged arteries. Bones, Bones, and More Bones - Students will be able to describe the functions of bones in the human body. Students will be able to describe the make up of a bone. Breathe In, Breath Out - Student will see that plants take in carbon dioxide. Student will see that plants need sunlight to absorb carbon dioxide. Breathing Is Essential to Life - Students in the primary and intermediate grades will recognize that breathing is a necessary, automatic life process; observe and record data on respiration rate.
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Extractions: HELPING YOUR OVERWEIGHT CHILD In the United States at least one child in five is overweight and the number of overweight children continues to grow. Over the last 2 decades, this number has increased by more than 50 percent, and the number of "extremely" overweight children has nearly doubled (Archive Pediatric and Adolescent Med. 1995: 149: 1085-91). A doctor determines if children are overweight by measuring their height and weight. Although children have fewer weight-related health problems than adults, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults. Overweight adults are at risk for a number of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure stroke, and some forms of cancer. Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. Your physician can perform a careful physical exam and some blood tests, if necessary, to rule out this type of problem. Genetic Factors Children whose parents or brothers or sisters are overweight may be at an increased risk of becoming overweight themselves. Although weight problems run in families, not all children with a family history of obesity will be overweight. Genetic factors play a role in increasing the likelihood that a child will be overweight, but shared family behaviors such as eating and activity habits also influence body weight.
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Extractions: search visiting exhibitions online let's talk ... printed publications Printed publications and resources The Science Museum produces a variety of printed publications and resources intended for schools, colleges and families. Details of how to buy are given at the bottom of the page. We have additional resources (gallery activity sheets, gallery guides and curriculum links) that you can download from our website. To see these click on the 'downloadable resources' button on the left. The Garden: starting science activities with 3 to 6 year-olds A colourful resource pack comprising a book, three posters and 12 postcards. The book explains approaches for introducing science and technology in the early years and provides excellent ideas for simple activities to carry out with young children. There is also advice on visiting the Museum's hands-on gallery, The Garden . The posters and postcards can be used with children to explore themes of water, building, sound and light in the classroom or at home.