Introduction: Genetics is an important part in our lives. We can use genetics to solve many problems and cases. We can find out blood types, diseases, and DNA. This web assignments will help you learn how genetics can be used and how certain diseases can be identify.
Task: Go to the website: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/human_bio.html Play the role of a cytogenetic technician and go through the web karyotyping activity. You will need to complete all three karyotypes for each patients. You will have to write down your answer and hand them in to me. There should be seven answers (two for each patient and one for web search). Pick your groups and go through one of the topics listed on the webpage (Blood type, human genetics, color blindness, DNA forensics I, and DNA forensics II). You will be presenting these topics to your classmates. In your group presentations you will have to introduce the class to the topic. You will have to tell general ideas involved with that topic. Everyone in the group will have to participate and present. You will have to go through the tutorial for the topic you chose and turn in the answers to me before your group presentation.
Process: 1. Go to the site and click on web karyotyping. 2. Read all the directions and follow them. 3. Go through all the patients karyotypes and write the answer down. 4. Search the biology. arizona.edu site for a good genetic disorder and write it down. 5. Select your groups and topic. Select days to present too. 6. Go through the tutorial and write down the answers. 7. Find interesting facts about your topic using the website. 8. Plan your group presentations and get ready to present. 9. Fill out peer evaluations.
Conclusion: You will learn more about genetics that I can not cover by lecture. You will get a better understanding of how to karyotype and will have gone through some tutorials that will help you understand genetics better.