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Disorder Detectives Classroom Kit

Product Highlights
  • Engage students with real-world karyotyping of genetic disorders
  • Kit is designed for 30 students working pairs
  • Decal set available for additional reusable chromosome decals
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Product Details
The Disorder Detectives Classroom Kit offers a fresh and engaging approach to teaching karyotyping by challenging students to take on the role of cytogeneticists and diagnose the diseases of 15 unique patients. Using fully reusable materials, students work on case studies by completing patient karyotypes with chromosome decals—no more cutting out chromosomes! They gain exposure to a wide range of chromosome anomalies and normal karyotype spreads during the investigation. Students deal with a variety of chromosome abnormalities resulting from nondisjunction, deletion, inversion, and translocation. Kit includes one set of reusable decals. Additional decals are sold separately (item #214801). Kit is designed for 30 students working pairs.

Time Requirement
Two to three 60-minute class periods.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that include a teacher’s manual, student guide, and more.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the anatomy of a human chromosome.
  • Describe how a karyotype is created and how it is used to diagnose chromosomal disorders.
  • Construct a simulated karyotype.
  • Diagnose patient disorders on the basis of karyotype analysis.
  • Relate chromosomal abnormalities to clinical symptoms.
  • Identify types of chromosomal changes resulting from nondisjunction, deletion, inversion, and translocation.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should have some understanding of meiosis and chromosome structure.


What’s Included:
  • 15 “Chromoscan” Case Study Boards
  • 15 Reusable Chromosome Decals
  • 1 Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription)
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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