In Your Blood

In Your Blood

GENETICS & INHERITANCE STORYLINE THREE

Arthur joined the track team recently, but had to quit abruptly due to sudden pains in his joints. He wants to figure out what might be causing these pains and finds out that he is a carrier for sickle cell, which runs in his biological family. This storyline addresses the reasons why some diseases seem to affect certain races or ethnicities more than others.

NGSS Alignment
NGSS Alignment

This storyline aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards at MS-LS3-1.

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Real World Connections
Real World Connections

This storyline concerns inherited illnesses and contains a social justice component that explains why some genetic illnesses are more prevalent in certain ethnic groups.

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