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Karyotyping with Magnetic Chromosomes Kit

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Karyotyping with Magnetic Chromosomes Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
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Grade 9-College. Using a printed, magnetic karyotype layout board and illustrations of human chromosomes, students prepare and analyze normal and abnormal human karyotypes. They identify each magnetic chromosome and its homologous pair based upon size, centromere position, and banding pattern, then arrange them in standard karyotype format on the magnetic layout board.

 
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Grades 9 - College. A karyotype is a chart showing an individual's chromosomes. Preparing a karyotype is a standard step in diagnosing several human abnormalities. Using a printed, magnetic karyotype layout board and illustrations of human chromosomes, students prepare and analyze normal and abnormal human karyotypes. They identify each magnetic chromosome and its homologous pair based upon size, centromere position, and banding pattern, then arrange them in standard karyotype format on the magnetic layout board. Students can prepare karyotypes of the following: normal male, normal female, Down syndrome (trisomy 21) male or female, Klinfelter syndrome male, and Turner syndrome female. Kit materials are reusable.

The 8-Station Kit is for a class of 32 students. The 1-Station Kit can be used as an additional station for large classes, as a teacher demonstration.

 
 
 
 
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product that replaces the classic paper karyotyping activity. I've been doing a paper cutout karyotyping lab where students cut random chromosomes from a paper sample and line them up. This kit does the same thing much more efficiently. There are options for different genetic conditions and each group is color coded so it's easy to sort. The magnetic board is dry erase so your students can annotate on the board with a dry erase marker. The hardest part is ensuring you don't lose the relatively small chromosome pieces.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and easy for the kids to understand Kids can easily understand the chromosomal changes and see how the can be passed on.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kit -Worth the Price This kit is a great value and can be used in a number of ways in the biology classroom. It eliminates the tedious cutting out of tiny chromosomes (which always get lost on the floor). Plus, it allows students to do hands-on activities with chromosome anomalies rather than just 'hearing' about the causes.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective on many levels This kit continues to be one of my favorite “easy inquiry lab” activities. The magnetic chromosomes eliminate the alternative messy cutting and pasting karyotype activities and allow students to easily manipulate chromosomes to focus on core concepts that promote a deeper level of understanding. For HS Biology I would pre-assort the chromosomes into numbered baggies. Baggie 1 might be normal female, 2 – Down’s male, 3- Klinefelter’s male, etc. Students would then have to determine what genetic disorder, if any, their patient presented. They would then have to prepare a brief lab report in the role of a geneticist to counsel the parents of this child on what to expect in the future. I also use this model with Professional Development groups in discussing science discipline specific text; a karyotype is a perfect example of a discipline specific text that students must know how to “read” in order to be literate in the discipline of genetics. This product is easy to store, easy to cart around, and doesn't take a ton of set-up before you have an outstanding inquiry activity that can be based on the 5-E model. I love this product!
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Middle School I tried this set at the NSTA conference in New Orleans and was taken by how effective it is for middle school genetics inquiry. Students discover: (1) that chromosomes are paired, (2) that chromosomes have distinct differences, and (3) that there is a normal number of chromosome pairs for humans. In addition, students can be challenged to develop karyotype groups based on similarities and to analyze genetic mutations that result in an abnormal number of chromosomes. It keeps the middle school mind and hands engaged.
Date published: 2009-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great for Middle School I tried this out at the NSTA conference in New Orleans. It is a great way to introduce middle school students to chromosomes. They will be able to discover: (1) the number of chromosomes in a human karyotype, (2) the paired nature of chromosomes, (3) the shape of chromosomes, and (4) the banding characteristics of chromosomes. Additional discoveries include the chromosomal basis for inherited disorders. The kit is complete, ready-to-use, and easy to understand.
Date published: 2009-03-29
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