Lesson 6- Pedigrees
Duration: 1 Day
Hook: Provide students with a picture of the Royal Family pedigree which shows the inheritance of Hemophilia.
Image Citation: http://www.emersonkent.com/source_documents/victoria_hemophilia.htm
Body: Explain the different symbols that identify sex, normal and affected, male and female, and relationships between individuals. Display shapes on the board and create a legend to highlight what each symbol represents. Go back to the royal family pedigree and ask students to identify males and females, relationships, and normal or affected individuals.
Assessment: To further learn about pedigrees, students will use an interactive tool from Spongelab to design a pedigree of their own family. This assignment will be done in the second half of the class, taken home to complete, and submitted at a later date.
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Click on the bottom below to access the assessment for "Spongelab Activity: Your Family Health History"!