ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

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Subject: Science (7)
Title: Sickle Cell: The Sticky Cell Part III of III:Cellular Structure and Function
Description: This 7th grade life science educational module is designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning how genetics determine the fate of a cell. This is an interactive "student-centered" module that utilizes technology, manipulatives, and hands-on activities to provide exceptional resources for teachers and a dynamic learning experience for students with various learning styles. Specifically, the lesson focuses on understanding how Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited genetic disorder, illustrates how the structure of the red blood cells affect blood flow, and explains how possible gene combinations can be passed from parents to offspring. This lesson serves as lesson 3 of a 3 lesson plan module. This lesson was created under Tuskegee University Math and Science Partnership Grant (MSP), NSF Funded.