ERIC Number: EJ1044292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Exploring Contemporary Issues in Genetics & Society: Karyotyping, Biological Sex, & Gender
Brown, Julie C.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n9 p692-697 Nov-Dec 2013
In this two-part activity, high school biology students examine human karyotyping, sex-chromosome-linked disorders, and the relationship between biological sex and gender. Through interactive simulations and a structured discussion lab, students create a human karyotype and diagnose chromosomal disorders in hypothetical patients, as well as formulate a scientifically based argument distinguishing biological sex from gender. This activity reinforces biology concepts such as DNA structure and function, meiosis, and the inheritance of traits. In their arguments, students integrate prior knowledge with science content. This lesson connects the world of science with issues important in their own lives.
Descriptors: Genetics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), High School Students, Biology, Secondary School Science, Biological Sciences, Gender Issues, Sex, Simulation, Science Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Debate, Genetic Disorders, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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