Teachers & Students

This page provides links to a variety of teaching activities and learning modules for teachers and students. The Genetics to Genomics curriculum was developed by teachers for teachers, and incorporates materials for teaching topics such as family history, multifactorial traits and genetic variation. The top learning modules and lessons are listed in the highlighted box with additional teaching tools listed below. For more information on a specific topic of interest, search our Resource Database.

Highlighted Resources

Banana DNA Extraction

This experiment helps students understand genetics at a microscopic and interactive level by performing a DNA extraction and being able to see the results.

MI HEARTSafe Schools

The MI HEARTSafe School Award Program was created to support school communities' efforts to prevent SCDY by screening athletes for inherited sudden cardiac arrest syndromes and increasing the awareness of how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest and respond quickly.

GeneEd - Genetics, Education, Discovery

GeneEd Web, developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12 to learn genetics. The Web site allows the user to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Additional Resources

Autosomal Dominant Inheritance Blank Pedigree

This pdf is a blank pedigree example of an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.

Autosomal Dominant Inheritance Example Pedigree Answers

This is the answer key to the autosomal dominant pattern exercise.

Autosomal Dominant Inheritance Pedigree Example

This document on autosomal dominant inheritance patterns provides an example pedigree, real life examples, noticeable patterns for this type of inheritance and common student misunderstandings for teachers to keep in mind.

Autosomal Recessive Inheritance Blank Pedigree

This pdf is a blank pedigree example of an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern.

Autosomal Recessive Inheritance Pedigree Answers

This is the answer key to the autosomal recessive pattern exercise.

Autosomal Recessive Inheritance Pedigree Example

This document on autosomal recessive inheritance patterns provides an example pedigree, real life examples, noticeable patterns for this type of inheritance and common student misunderstandings for teachers to keep in mind.

Cancer Genomics Terminology Fact Sheet

A list of common cancer genomics terminology and definitions

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

A cardiac emergency response plan sample editable for use at your school.

Cardiac Emergency Response Protocol

Directions in case of a cardiac emergency.

Cardiac Emergency Response Team

Document for listing the people designated as the cardiac emergency response team.

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