Genetic Disorder Gallery Walk

7th grade science

Before you start open a second tab to MackinVia and login.

Station 1- Autism

Chromosomes: #2 (Maybe 7,15,16)


  1. Read the information about autism in your packet.
  2. After you have read, choose a video. One is about Jake, a math prodigy who is proud of his autism. The other is about The ELIJA School.
  3. When the video is over, answer the open-ended questions in your packet.
Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism
A Day in the Life of a Child with Autism at The ELIJA School

Station 2- Cystic Fibrosis

Chromosome #7



1. Go to your MackinVia Tab

2. Click on Ebsco Databases (Open Now) >Consumer Health Complete>type in Cystic Fibrosis.

3. You will see tabs at the top. Next, click on the tab “Fact Sheets and Pamphlets”. Open the first option, “Cystic Fibrosis”.

4. Using this document, fill out your facts about cystic fibrosis in your packet.

5. Watch the video below about what cystic fibrosis looks like.

2014 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Video

Station 3- Down Syndrome

Chromosome- #21



1. Please go click here to go the PPT about Down Syndrome.

2. Fill in your packet as you go.

3. Watch video below.

Girl Tells the World That Down Syndrome Is 'Not Scary'

Station 4- Progeria

Chromosome #1



1. In your packet read over the information about Progeria.

2. Click here to go to a short video about what happens to the chromosome to create Progeria.

3.Watch both of the videos below.

5. Answer questions regarding the video.

Living With Rapid-Aging Disease Progeria

Station 5- Hemophilia

Chromosome X



1. Go over to your MackinVia tab.

2. Click on Ebsco Databases (Open Now) >Consumer Health Complete>type in Hemophilia.

3. You will see tabs at the top. Click on tab “Fact Sheets and Pamphlets”. Open the first option, “Hemophilia”.

4. Using this document, fill out your facts about hemophilia in your packet.

5. Next,click here. Gather more information for your packet. One more, click here.

Station 6- Muscular Dystrophy

Chromosome X



1. Click on your MackinVia Tab.

2. Click on Ebsco Databases (Open Now)>Consumer Health Complete>type in Muscular Dystrophy.

3. You will see tabs at the top. Click on tab “Fact Sheets and Pamphlets”. Open the first option, “Muscular Dystrophy”.

4. Fill out your packet with the information that you have found.

5. Watch both videos below about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

BrainPOP animation about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne With A Future: The Power To Live

Station 7: Huntington's Disease

Chromosome #4


1. Please click here for the PPT about Huntington's.

2. Please fill in your packet with the information gathered from this PPT.

3.Choose one of the videos below to watch to learn more. Answer final question.

Jane's story: living with Huntington's disease
Meghan's Story

Station 8- Sickle Cell

Chromosome #11



1. Using the iPad, use Safari to open the following link: http://1.usa.gov/nEXnCF (It is case sensitive.)

2. This will take you to the “National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.”

3. Read through the information and use it to fill in your packet.

4. You may click through the different area of the website to get more information about this disease.

5. At the bottom is a few videos about kids living with Sickle Cell. Take a moment to watch at least one of the videos.

Station 9- Spina Bifida

Chromosome is not known.



1. Using Internet Explorer open the following link: www.mackinvia.com. The username is stafford and the password is spartans.

1. Click on Ebsco Databases (Open Now)>Consumer Health Complete>type in Spina Bifida.

2. Next, click on the tab “Fact Sheets and Pamphlets”. Open the first option, “Spina Bifida”.

3. Using this document, fill out your facts about Spina Bifida in your packet.

4. Watch the videos below about Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida Animation
The Spina Bifida Experience

Station 10: Tay-Sachs

Chromosome #15


1. Click here to go to the website for information about Tay-Sachs.

2. Fill out information

Local family battles Tay-Sachs disease, fights to save son's life

Station 11- Cru-Du-Chat

Chromosome #5


1. Please click here for information about this disorder.

2. Fill in the information for your sheet.

3. Next watch the video below.

International Cri Du Chat Syndrome Awareness Video (Phase 1)