Science Ambassador Lesson Plans
High school lesson plan topics - Hereditary blood disorders
The Clark Family Story: Tracing the Cause of Hemophilia (PDF)
This lesson is for a senior level biology course and emphasizes the relationship between DNA sequences, mutations in DNA and the change in the resulting protein structure and function. Hemophilia A will be used as a real life example of how a mutation in DNA results in a change in a protein’s structure and resulting ability to function. In order to complete these activities, the students should have prior knowledge in DNA structure and mutations, protein synthesis, Mendelian genetics and sex-linked traits.
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