Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"I'm a Research Engineer!"

Standard Addressed: B.6H Describe how techniques such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic modifications, and chromosomal analysis are used to study the genomes of organisms
Biology students assumed the roles of Doctor, Genetic Counselor, and Research Engineer as they studied DNA karyotypes, as an introductory lesson, to diagnose genetic disorders. Dr. Justine Timberlake and Dr. MarryHim McConaughey (a.k.a. Alyssa Dolney and Shannan Fears) from Haltom High School designed and co-taught this rigorous lesson that required students to utilize digital resources in a real-world application as they analyzed information to determine characteristics, causes, impacts, and treatments for certain disorders.

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